God Answered Prayer
Do you remember that one of our son's bicycles had been stolen out of our yard? Yes, I was very upset about the matter because our son had not learned to ride it yet. We searched but could not find the bicycle. It was best to give the situation to my Heavenly Father because surely HE KNEW where the bicycle was. If HE wanted our son to have it, then HE would show us where to find it. Sometimes we exhaust our energies over matters that are beyond our control, don't we?
Two days later, a lady friend called. She said, "I think the missing bicycle has been left outside of our yard with two flat tires." We went to pick it up and met the boy who had stolen it. He didn't want to push it up the hill to his house but his father made him go back to get the bicycle, threatening to beat him. That was why he came back for it.
When we arrived, we talked to the boy and told him never to steal anything again and let him go home without the bicycle. We prayed that the father would not beat his son.
Our son's gift was a muddy mess and had two punctured tires because the boy had ridden it through the cactus patch. We had to order puncture-proof inner tubes to replace them.
This was another lesson for me. I knew the bicycle had been found in answer to my prayer. Soon another house became available and we moved away from town and thieves. BUT, we did miss the delicious aroma of freshly baked bread every night!
Exhaust - To become very weary and tired.
Puncture - To make a hole by a sharp point.