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ENRAGED OVER EARBUDS

For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do. Ephesians 2:10

Two of the things in my life I greatly value are my free time and my music. Because of these two things, my earbuds have become one of my most prized possessions; especially whenever I am going to be doing any kind of traveling. A few months ago, it was the last night before homeleave, and everyone was quickly getting their luggage ready for the rush of the next morning. As I was triple checking my bags to make sure I had everything, it became very apparent I was missing something: my earbuds. Immediately I was launched into a panic as I began searching every nook and cranny of my room until there was such a mess I needed to repack everything from my bags all over again. Even still, after turning my room upside down, then right side up, I found nothing. Zilch. Nada. By this point all the searching had started to take a toll on me emotionally. I went to dorm worship frustrated and disappointed. Soon, out of pure desperation, I prayed to God, pleading with Him to help me find my earbuds. The worship service ended and I still could not find them. By then, I had become extremely frustrated and began knocking on the doors of almost every single resident in the dorm, like some desperate door-to-door salesman hoping to sell a useless product. But nobody had a pair I could borrow for the bus ride, much less for the entirety of homeleave. Finally, after having cleared through the top, middle, and most of the bottom hall I came to the resident assistant’s door. Finally, like a blessing from the heavens above, he bestowed upon me a dusty pair of Apple earbuds. As I ran up the stairs that night jumping for joy, I had a thought. As much as God has performed miracles yesterday and today, He always wants someone that He can work through. Sometimes a kind action is greater than any miracle. So always keep an eye out, you never know when there might be someone in need.

By: Austin Gonzalez ('22)

Charlotte, North Carolina

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