We have great difficulty to believe that God cares every creation, big or small. Usually, our limited logic does not stretch that far. Everything that happens around is truly part of a great planning. There is a saying that the ‘best thought out is the most foolish’ because it is there that we try to distort the universal flow. Looking back into situations we have gone through, we easily spot enough examples to prove this theory. The story that I refer here, actually happened a few years back. A carpenter in Chicago used to make crates for the cloths, his church was sending regularly to an orphanage in China. One day, as he was going back home, he reached into his shirt pocket to find his glasses, but they were gone. He realised what happened; the glasses had slipped out of his pocket and fallen into one of the crates, which he had nailed shut. His brand new glasses were heading for China! He had spent $20 for those glasses that very morning. He was upset by the thought of having to buy another pair. "It's not fair," he told God as he drove home in frustration. "I've been very faithful in giving off my time and money to your work, and now this."
Several months later, the Director of this Chinese orphanage was on Furlough in the United States. He wanted to visit all the churches that supported him in China, so he came to speak one Sunday at this small church in Chicago, where this carpenter worked. The missionary began thanking the people for their faithfulness in supporting the orphanage. "But most of all," he said, "I must thank you for the glasses you sent last year. You see, the Communists had just swept through the orphanage, destroying everything, including my glasses. I was desperate. Even if I had the money, there was simply no way of replacing those glasses. Along with not being able to see well, I experienced headaches every day, so my coworkers and I were much in prayer about this. Then your crates arrived. When my staff removed the covers, they found a pair of glasses lying on top. The missionary paused long enough to let his words sink in. Then, still gripped with the wonder of it all, he continued: "Folks, when I tried on the glasses, it was as though they had been custom-made just for me! I want to thank you for being a part of that." The people listened, happy for the miraculous glasses. But the missionary surely must have confused their church with another, they thought. There were no glasses on their list of items to be sent overseas. But sitting quietly in the back, with tears streaming down his face, an ordinary carpenter realised that the Master Carpenter had used him in an extraordinary way.