Welcome The Unexpected

One spring, our vegetable garden seemed nearly overrun by slugs, and fervently we prayed for relief. Just a few days later, our problem appeared only to have worsened when we discovered a colony of beetles taking up residence beneath a rotting log by the lettuce patch. Certain of the damage they could surely wreak, we did them in, each and every one.

Later, we looked up the species in an insect guide, and determined they had been ground beetles. Actually, a particular kind of ground beetle. One which feeds on slugs!

Prayers are always answered, but not necessarily in exactly the way we expect. In some ways, the greater part of praying for help is being open and receptive to God’s solutions.