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The Lost Knife

So let's start at the beginning Saturday May 20th. Nancy and I went to Home Hardware to pick up a few bags of soil, then went to get a coffee at second cup. We got home and was sitting in the front on our new deck that we love. When I was about to sit I realized that my civivi cogent pocket knife was not in my pocket of my gym pants. I always have this knife when I'm wearing sweat pants or shorts because its a very light knife. When I noticed it was missing my heart went up to my neck and anxiety started to get worked up. Nancy noticed the look on my face and asked " whats wrong?" I told her my knife is not in my pocket. Nancy said "It must of fell out of your pocket while in the car." I went to look and I checked both cars. I checked under the seat, on the floor and the truck of both cars since I was in both before I noticed the knife gone. I know it's just a knife. Yes it is, but this is my first knife I bought that is different. Different in ways of looks and style and how it opens and closes. So I went back on our front deck and started to have our coffee together. I'm thinking back to when I might of had my knife last. I know we only went to two places and I'm going to start at the first one Home Hardware. I had to drink my coffee fast because then I started to think what if its in the parking lot and someone else find its before I get there. Are they honest and will bring it in the store or be like what a cool knife so happy I found it here. I just couldn't stop thinking of it.



So I got into my car loaded up the dogs to come with me. I was on my way to Home Hardware. Entering into the parking lot I saw the young fella that help me load the bags of soil into Nancy's car. I asked the young man, "Did you see a pocket knife by any chance? I was here earlier and you helped me load the bags into the car." The young man said "No I have not." So I started to look around the area I was at. All that is running in my head is that someone already grabbed the knife. The young man went inside the store to see if someone might of brought it in. Nope nothing no more knife. Being upset with myself for losing my very first knife, I got back in the car and was heading to Bass Pro to get another knife to replace the one I lost. I just can't believe that I lost this knife.



5 minutes in the drive to Bass Pro I felt the Holy Spirit talk to me. The Holy Spirit said " Calm down its ok I'm here with you. Your knife is home and its stuck on a bag of soil."  This is all that I remember. I pulled in a corner store parking lot, shook my head and thought did that really happen. So I said ok and if its not home tomorrow I will go to Bass Pro and get a new knife.



On my way home still not sure what I'm doing but I know one thing I'm going to tell Nancy right away when I get out of the car. I get home and as soon as i step out of the car Nancy asks if I have found the knife. I told her that the Holy Spirit told me that its here and stuck on a bag of soil. Nancy said "I moved all the bags from the car you would think I would notice it!" I told her the same but I had to go look anyway. So I went to the last few bags Nancy took out of her car. Reached out with my hand and moved it so I can look on the other side of the bag. Nothing no knife to be seen. Then I grabbed another bag moved it so I can see the other side of it and nothing. Now I'm thinking to myself that I must be crazy. Grab one more bag and looked behind it since it was leaning on the raise garden bed. When I looked I screamed out " Nancy!" Nancy came over and said nothing her jaw dropped to the ground and we both were speachless. The knife was holding on by the clip that was stuck on the bag of soil. Does not make any sense to me how the knife got stuck in it that way but what does that matter,  what matters is that I heard the holy spirit tell me where to look.


I have been a born again christian since may 2020. This is the first time that I heard the voice so clear and also the first time where I actually listened to it. I'm still shaking my head in awe because I'm trying to understand how and why but all I know is that God loves me and is willing to help me and knows whats important to me. Even for the small things we have. This is how much He loves us. Thank you Jesus for your love and thank you for being with me always.



Now when I take that knife out of my pocket, its not just a knife to me, its something that God help me find and was there with me every step of the way. Jesus our good shepard rejoiced with me that day because we found something that was lost. As I was once lost and found we rejoice together. Everyday when I step out into the world Jesus and I are out together to find that one that might be lost and be found again. Praise God Hallelujah. Just like in Luke 15 the story of the lost sheep. Leaves the 99 to find the one.


Luke 15:1‭-‬7 NIV


Now the tax collectors and sinners were all gathering around to hear Jesus. But the Pharisees and the teachers of the law muttered, “This man welcomes sinners and eats with them.” Then Jesus told them this parable: “Suppose one of you has a hundred sheep and loses one of them. Doesn’t he leave the ninety-nine in the open country and go after the lost sheep until he finds it? And when he finds it, he joyfully puts it on his shoulders and goes home. Then he calls his friends and neighbors together and says, ‘Rejoice with me; I have found my lost sheep.’ I tell you that in the same way there will be more rejoicing in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who do not need to repent.



Hope this helps someone as it helped me. Love you all and God bless.

Nick

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Chantal Hachey
Chantal Hachey
May 26, 2023

That's awesome. God is sooooo good.

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Beautifully written and expressed!

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May 25, 2023
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