Sunday, December 26, 2010

Jehovah Jireh

If you were to ask my mom she would tell you that it takes a lot to render me speechless. It’s true.

I am speechless, but overflowing.

My sister-in-law urged me to write this down NOW just the same.

My friend called me this morning and said she had a Christmas card for us - she was wanting to know if I was on my way to the second church service or if she could stop by and give it to us. Unfortunately we were going to miss each other so she decided to leave the card for me to pick up. I went to church and looked for the card, but I couldn’t find it. I figured someone grabbed it for us.

After finishing my errands and visiting with my in-laws this evening Shawn asked me, “Did you see the card?” He handed me a snowy Christmas card signed by my friend, her husband and their two little ones. I walked into the kitchen saying to Shawn, “That’s cute! It’s kind of disappointing though that it’s not a picture card ya know.” (I was kidding.) Shawn handed me a folded piece of paper and said, “Maybe this will make up for it.” I looked at him with a puzzled look on my face. It was clearly a check. I was thinking “Wow - this is nuts - these guys don’t know us well enough to give us money - but thinking of the type of people they are it’s not really all that surprising.” I know that my friend reads the blog and knows what is going on with the kids…

Then - I unfolded the card.

“What?” Tears were welling up in my eyes. I was crying. Stunned.

I called my friend and thanked her for the money. I told her that it is hard to accept gifts, but that I know that is just pride - “I know you wouldn’t have given this if you weren’t GOING to give it. I have to just say thank you.”

She told me that she and her husband were talking about our situation - wishing that they could do something to help. She told me that her husband thought sending money could help. She said God had laid it on BOTH of their hearts to do this. After that conversation she read the last blog entry and they knew they would send money.

This is where I am speechless - and again in tears as I am writing.

Jehovah Jireh.
The Lord Who Provides.

1 comment:

  1. I asked Shawn if he knew where my friend came up with that figure and pulled up the last blog post to show him. Look for that figure in "The Good Doctor."