We discovered a water leak in our yard this weekend. When we looked at the water meter, the dial leading to our house was spinning wildly. We did the math, and we had used 74,000 gallons since our last bill. 74. Thousand.
Three swimming pools worth of water.
And no one had noticed.
How could we possibly miss that much water in our yard? Once we started to put it together, we realized that signs were everywhere. Our daughter had noticed a wet spot in the yard, but thought it was left over from a rainstorm, even though there had been no rain for weeks. My husband noticed a spot in the yard was a little greener than other places, but it was in the shade, so the fact that it was growing when the rest of the grass was curling into crispy, yellow blades wasn’t so terribly odd.
They aren’t big signs, and they are easily explained away and missed, until you discover the source. Then all the pieces fit together nicely, and we realize that 74,000 gallons of water have flowed into our yard, our neighbors yard, and into the aquifer below.
So, you know there has to be a faith thing to this whole story, right? Of course there is.
We are told that God is present. That His grace is abundant. And it is. It is 3 swimming pools worth and much, much more. There are signs everywhere that we can easily miss or misinterpret. We can explain it all away until we find the source, and then all the pieces fit perfectly together.
We have an ocean flowing around us. Stop a minute, find the leak, and dive in. This is one that you don’t want to close back up.