As Susanna began to uncover the blessings in her troubles, she joyfully embraced the new start God provided.
“For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.
Let your loins be girded about, and your lights burning;
And ye yourselves like unto men that wait for their lord, when he will return from the wedding; that when he cometh and knocketh, they may open unto him immediately.
Blessed are those servants, whom the lord when he cometh shall find watching: verily I say unto you, that he shall gird himself, and make them to sit down to meat, and will come forth and serve them.”
—Luke 12:34-37 KJV
Racoon? Cougar? That scoundrel F.B.? Susanna could think of far worse things than losing a hat on the trail, but she begged Sam to help her find Sheriff Howie’s hat. Sam suggested prayer first; Susanna agreed.
“And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you.”
—Ephesians 4:32 KJV