Tuesday, January 27, 2009

A Blessing...

Scott and I were sitting at the kitchen table playing Scrabble last Friday night, when we heard a knock at the door. It didn't seem unusual at all since we were expecting someone any minute... but it actually was unusual...

I heard Scott run out the door and it worried me a bit, seeing as we have no peep hole with the new door and I didn't know who it was, or where he was going. By the time I got to the door, Scott was walking back towards the porch. It was then that I looked down and saw boxes full of groceries, diapers, and some other things sitting there on the doorstep. He had run out to see who it was, but they were already out of sight. We both just stood there in the -35 degree weather in shock. We went back and forth for several minutes wondering who it could have been, before we decided it might be a good idea to bring the groceries in!
( I had to take a picture first...yes, I take pictures of everything!)
(Scott had already taken some stuff in)

Reminds me of the time we were on vacation in Nova Scotia and we had decided to eat breakfast at the hotel (even though we were almost out of money to spend) because everyone was tired and the kids were cranky....then we got to the restaurant and the tables were all full or dirty, and the waitress was in a bad mood...we were wondering if we should just leave. Well, we eventually got a seat and tried to be pleasant and enjoy the meal. The kids were really good, and we ended up having a great time. When we were finished eating Scott asked for the bill and the waitress said, "Oh, it's taken care of!" We were both kind of like, "Huh?" It turns out the old man who had been sitting alone at the table next to us paid for our meal. As he had gotten up to leave he leaned over and said, "You have a beautiful family." We never got to thank him. He was already gone, long before we were done eating.

We still don't know who it was. The amazing thing is, we had to get a whole bunch of "extras" this weekend, and I was wondering how we were going to stay on budget. I should know from past experiences- that God always provides! We've had so many instances where money is running out and God does something amazing to make it last. Kind of like the bread and fish feeding the 5,000 story that I read with the kids this morning! :)
Not only did they bring the "extras" but other things that we had just run out of and needed. God is so good! His timing is always just right. I know that whoever it was, doesn't want us to know who they are... I just hope they know how thankful we are, and what a huge blessing they were to our family.

For whosoever shall give you a cup of water to drink in my name, because ye belong to Christ, verily I say unto you, he shall not lose his reward.
-Mark 9:41

Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.
- Matthew 25:40b

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