My family was up in the Blue Mountains in Oregon, during Christmas break to share time together and get some snowmobiling in. One morning, my son, and Kathy, my wife, were getting ready to go for a ride, when they came in from outside and announced, “The pack on one of the sleds is gone!” This was bad news. The pack contained all the licensing and registration information we needed to show any patrol that might stop us on the mountains, which they were known to do at random.
We decided that somehow the pack had unlocked from the sled and fallen off the day before when my son and I were out traveling over many miles of wilderness. The snowfall was very puffy, so anything landing in it would sink up to a couple of feet, plus it had snowed overnight. Finding it, from a material perspective, seemed ludicrous.
However, my son also confidently announced, “We’re going to go find it!” And I added, “That’s right, because Mind knows exactly where it is.” And I followed up with a prayer affirming they reflected the Mind of God that knew where the backpack was.
An hour later, they returned, with backpack in hand, and a story to tell.
They had retraced many miles of wilderness from the day before, and when it looked like the pack was nowhere to be found, on the last ¼ mile back, in a bit of a nook we had detoured to out of curiosity, they spotted the pack sitting on a rock. It looked like someone had found it the day before and placed it on a boulder so it could be seen. Of the four pins that locked it into the track of our sled, three pins had broken, and thus the reason the pack slid off. We had no explanation for why those pins broke, but we were glad to get the licensing information back so our trip could continue as planned. We were all quite happy.
Mind knew where the pack was and revealed the same to my son and Kathy who were expectant to see what Mind knew.