Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives.
Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.
Our son Brandon was always dropping change, wherever he went. I would always give him a hard time. “Brandon, I just found $1.25 in the driveway.” He would smile and laugh it off. Brandon was a fishing guide in a very remote area, and he had a vista on the river he would always stop at with his guests to cook the days catch or just stop to show the view.
I kept the tradition going all season by always stopping by the same spot with guests to enjoy the view and have a drink. One day this fall I just had a different feeling hanging over me all day, I headed upriver with 2 fishing guests, it was a beautiful day. We stopped at the spot for some snacks and drinks as always and sat around the fire pit for a bit. One of the guest walked about 10′ away for a better view, and said hey, look at the change on the ground. I couldn’t believe it, 4 quarters, 1 dime, and 1 nickel laying right there on the ground. I had been there a minimum of 10 times prior to that during this season with many people and never seen it before. Nobody else ever stops there because it’s very remote, let alone leaves change. It was a very spiritual feeling, for me to find that $1.15.
Later that afternoon when I returned to camp I received a message from Pastor Rob, just asking what was up and how things were going? It was like he almost knew what had just happened to me.
It was a very touching, emotional, and spiritual afternoon “for sure”.
Live Like Brandon!!!
Mike Scherzer, Zion ELCA
Prayer: God you are often found in the simplest things in life reaching out to share love and memories assuring us all is well, you are with us. Help us see the priceless value when our memories and your messages collide. Amen.