an ordinary Friday

An inch long nail rests on my bedside table.  It looks out of the ordinary, I have to admit.  And yet, I leave it.  I even smile as I walk by and see it. 

Do you remember in the Old Testament how God would have the Israelites, at various times, build an altar to remember something He did or said?  Well, that nail is like an altar, so to speak, because…

One ordinary Friday this fall, I was outside walking when suddenly I heard an odd clicking noise.  I couldn’t figure out where it was coming from since every time I stopped moving, the noise also stopped.  After looking all over, I lifted my shoe and to my horror, discovered that I had stepped on a rusty nail!   I extricated it from my shoe and examined my foot.   I expected pain and felt none.  I expected blood and saw none. 

Shaking my head in amazement, I smiled and thanked God that somehow the nail had gone through my tennis shoe, but not through my foot!  Seeing as the nail was one inch and how my shoe was built, it should’ve gone all the way through and pierced my skin.
I sat down in wonder, whispering praise to my Protector.  Only He could’ve orchestrated such protection and leave me in awe of Him because of it!  It was as if He was standing right next to me, gently whispering, “My dear daughter, I care for you and love you so!  See, I am with you always.”
And so the nail stays by my bed, like an altar, reminding me that indeed, He is there for me!


  1. Thank you for posting this. It reminded me that God is my protector and we can trust Him with everything we have. He is faithful to work His perfect plan in are lives.

  2. What a great reminder!Thank you for sharing. He is always with us!

  3. What a cool story! Its funny how you thought of Christ right away. A lot of Christians, young and old in their faith, wouldn't have. Thats really cool.

  4. I always enjoy reading your posts. They are such an encouragement.
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  5. That's a great testament to how God works every day in our lives and it reminded me that God is always looking out for us so thank you so much for posting

  6. Thank you for the reminder- that He's always there for us!


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