In 1985 the late Dr. Terry Winter had asked Moira to be office manager for his evangelistic crusade in her hometown of Peterborough, Ontario. One day a committee member came into the office carrying an adorable, real, live, little white bunny with a bow tied around its neck. They secured a cage and rabbit food for "Gideon Hosanna," who became their unofficial mascot for the eight-month campaign. When Gideon went to a loving family, a friend gave Moira the ceramic bunny as a memento of the sweet, pink-eyed pet.
Fast forward to almost a decade later, Moira's family had to move from their townhouse so that Tim Allen could move in to make the movie The Santa Clause. For five-and-a-half weeks they lived in a townhouse that Disney rented for them. Several weeks after returning home Moira realized that her tiny Gideon was missing. Thinking she must have left him behind in the place mats drawer, Moira dashed to the front door of the now sold residence. The owner listened to her strange plea, then told her the entire kitchen had been torn out and delivered to his son… in another town. "I'll ask him to check inside the drawers" was his promise.
Moira's family left for vacation and requested the neighbor to collect their mail in the meantime. He delivered a bagful of mail along with an apology. As it turns out, he tossed the bag onto his closet floor one day and was shocked to hear something shatter. Amazingly, Gideon had come home, but the battle to rescue him was not done. Fortunately, the breaks were clean. Moira was able to restored him with glue.
As a child Moira often sang, "God sees the little sparrow fall, it meets His tender view; If God so loves the little birds, I know He loves me too."
Somehow though, she concluded that God must be tied up with the really big needs of starving children in war-torn countries. Her task was to try to be good, and preferably low maintenance. God had a lot on His plate! For many years Moira missed the joy of relationship with the One David celebrated:
"The Lord directs the steps of the godly. He delights in every detail of their lives" (Psalm 37:23).
"Do not fret or have any anxiety about anything, but in every circumstance and in everything, by prayer and petition (definite requests) with thanksgiving continue to make your wants known to God" (Philippians 4:6 AMP).
God, who parted the Red Sea, is not inconvenienced to find a parking spot for us!
"Behold! God is mighty and yet despises no one, nor regards anything as trivial; He is mighty of understanding and heart" (Job 36:5 AMP).
How small a thing is too trivial for God? Can a single mother whose daily life is complicated by a broken washing machine "trouble" the Almighty about something so domestic? Of course!
"God cares right down to the last detail" (James 5:11 MSG). He says He has counted the hairs on our heads… how important is that?
In the eyes of your loving heavenly Father you are a person of value and worth. He knows everything about you and He extends an invitation to you:
"Cast all your anxiety on Him because He cares for you" (1 Peter 5:7 NIV).
God is a limitless resource. He is omnipotent - all powerful. The Eternal One lives outside of time and is omnipresent. He can comfort a desperate child who cries out to Him across the world, and in the same moment, smile at Moira's request - "Lord, where did I leave my little Gideon?"