The Special Nickel

Today the Lord showed me an example of how given the right place and time, even the smallest of things can be of immense significance.

So what happened was I was stretching this morning. I had the back of my foot on top of blankets on my bed and I was stretching out my hamstrings. Prior to stretching I folded the blankets. Now because I am vertically challenged folding the blanket requires a lot of shaking of the blanket and stretching of my arms to make the corners match up. So you can imagine my surprise when I lifted up my foot off of the folded blanket to find a nickel sitting there. It was weird. I didn’t see it there before I went to stretch and if it was there I clearly would have noticed it because my blanket is olive green and the nickel is silver.


I stood there staring at the nickel that appeared out of nowhere realizing that it was a gift from God. After a moment I asked the Lord about its significance. What does it mean? And in the quiet of the morning this is what I heard, The nickel alone has little value. There isn’t much that you can buy with a nickel anymore. But when you go to the store and you buy something that cost $21.57 and you find that you are $0.05 short suddenly that nickel is very important. My message to you is this, in the right time even the smallest things can make the biggest difference. Do not discount the seemingly trivial small things. Because sometime down the road this small trivial thing could make a very big difference in your life.


I kept staring at this nickel and I didn’t know what to do with it so I left it on the blanket and went to work. I came back home and found the nickel on the blanket and was reminded about what happened this morning and for the life of me I am not able to put this nickel in my wallet. It suddenly seems too important to be just another coin. I’m still trying to figure out what to do with it. I am open to suggestions.

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