“Do your best, prepare for the worst— then trust God to bring victory.” Proverbs 21:31
I have probably set a record for the most stolen or lost wallets–five in all. Friday night I went to a movie, and while juggling my popcorn, jacket, and water bottle, I set my purse on the floor. When I retrieved it, I thought I heard a slight thud, but searching around in the dark I found nothing on the floor. The next morning I dug into my purse to find my wallet, and it was missing. I contacted the theater and offered a reward for the wallet, but the told that wouldn’t be necessary. They were happy to look for it. Unfortunately, after another search, the manager called to report it wasn’t found.
I assume someone found the wallet, kept the cash, and trashed the rest. This morning I ordered a new license and canceled a couple of credit cards. (Fortunately, I keep important cards in two different places in my handbag.) I have hope the wallet will show up, as I believe most people would want to find the owner. However, one wallet stolen years ago from under my desk in the church office was found four months later (stripped of the cash) in a cupboard in another church. Perhaps someone with integrity found my lost wallet and will return it to the address on my old driver’s license.
Lord, help us not to be tempted to keep items that don’t belong to us. Amen