So I mentioned in the last post that God has been providing in many amazing ways and always at the 11th hour.
Essie and I are making Indian food for Sabbath. We decided what we were making but weren’t thrilled with the combination. She REALLY wanted to make a recipe that called for coconut but we were nearly out so I was being careful. At that moment there is a knock on the door and my husband brings a giant Amazon.com box to the kitchen. The big box contained a box of organic unsweetened coconut and another box with Thai Kitchen coconut milk, a gift from dear friends of the family! So not only are we having veggie (WITH coconut) and meat samosas plus curry for dinner but we are also having our favorite coconut desert! The other two kids are going to be tickled pink when the get home! And I am near tears because not only did this gift make our meal better but it also made up for the fact that I didn’t have the money, gas, or time to go get raw milk this week which means we are nearly out. The kids will enjoy the change of having coconut milk instead and Shamus is thrilled to have some sort of sweet in the house.
The exciting thing is that we have been working our way through the Bible again, are because we ended early last year and started right in we are in Exodus. We left off right where God is giving Moses the dimensions and details of the tabernacle. I had been explaining to the kids (again for the older two but this is the first year Issac is really paying attention) that this part is important to me despite its tediousness because it reminds me that God cares about the details. He cares about the lampstands, the priests clothing, the very tabernacle itself, every little detail of how all of them are made so much that he gives EVERY detail while still leaving artistic interpretation for the artisans whom HE provided! I find this so exciting and todays gift of coconut stuffs is the perfect reminder (which WILL be brought up during tonights Bible reading. :))
So, thank you to the David, Ceri, and Smiley who have again and again blessed us not only with your gift but for allowing God to use you to remind us of His care even of the small things. You guys are awesome and such a blessing to us.
LOVE This! Last year when Biran lost his job we’d been w/o work for months and I was dying for fresh produce, but we could not afford it. I stood smelling the honeydew melons at Giant Eagle. I had to put them down and walk away to purchase necessities. So I thanked god for the money to purchase what I did, but I left w/a heavy heart. I was standing in my kitchen when a van pulled up. It said “edible arrangements” on the side. I thought it was for the neighbors who were not home. The guy came to the door and gave me this amazing arrangement. It had OUR name on it. I started to cry and said thank you and Thank God. I stood in my kitchen weeping and the kids came in suprised. I hadn’t even seen the card. They said who is it from? I said, well, its from God and he knew this was the desire of my heart! I said, that I passed by produce today and said a prayer and NOW I got it and its already PEELED! I am so thankful. Actually a family we had blessed with our time and effort found it fit to thank us in this way. She had no idea of my passion for fruit OR our financial situation. God knew. God had perfect timing. God’s fingerprints were all over it!
Your story is such an amazing profession of faith and hope – thank you for keeping us updated, your family is in our prayers…
You’re quite welcome. I had forgotten that Amazon doesn’t send the recipient any e-mails. There is also peanut butter expected to arrive on the 22nd. Silly of me to prevent y’all from meal planning!
We’re not awesome. In fact, I felt darn silly ordering coconut when items with more apparent value were on your list. But it did seem the Right Thing To Do when praying about it, so I ignored the vitamins and ordered coconut.
For my part, I was simply delighted to finally be able to help. Back when mentioning your finances in an e-mail of October 21st I wrote “Ironically, I want to say more but cannot for now.” What I could not then say was that I had prayed about sending a check or Amazon gift card but believe that God told me not to do that. I’m still not sure why God wants your family stretched so much. At least I get to read your news about how it is working out, and now and then be helpful.
You are the awesome ones, for giving God glory with such clarity and thankfulness.