Ted’s wife Lisa bought him a pack of athletic socks. They were on sale for $3.99. She couldn’t pass up such a great deal–especially for her husband who always liked a bargain.
However, right after Ted opened the package, he misplaced the socks. He had a tennis match lined up for 1:00 p.m. that day, and looked forward to sporting the socks to go along with the new sneakers he had purchased the week before.
“I was sure I laid them on the kitchen table, cut off the tags and then placed them on top of my tennis shoes, so they’d be handy when I was ready to get dressed. Wrong again. I couldn’t find them anywhere, and I mean anywhere. I looked in every room and even searched my dresser and closet. They were nowhere in sight,” said Ted.
“Lisa,” I called from the hallway in despair. “What is going on with me? We just brought the new socks home and I’ve up and lost them already.”
Lisa joined me in the search—but then stopped short and burst out laughing. “Have you tried your shoulders?” she asked with a twinkle in her eye.
“My shoulders? What are you talking about?”
Sure enough, there they were. It all came back to Ted in a flash. After he unwrapped the package and cut off the tags, he slung them over his shoulder and walked around for the next half-hour, wondering what he had done.
Send help, Lord, he prayed. I’m desperate!
. . . the Lord your God is with you wherever you go (Joshua 1:9)