Old Mother Hubbard (Part 2)
(Continued from yesterday's Daily Focus)
"And it shall come to pass, that before they call, I will answer; and while they are yet speaking, I will hear" (Isaiah 65:24).
When we were done praying, my children and I got up and started our day. Not even 30 minutes had passed when I heard a pick-up truck coming up our driveway. Unbelievably, our pastor from a town 15 miles away walked to the door and handed me an envelope. The pastor said someone at church had given the envelope to him on Sunday, but he didn't know what was in it. He just "happened to be going" to the town near our home and decided to drop off the envelope. Then, just that quickly, he was gone.
I stood there with the envelope in my hand and opened it. The hundred dollar bill inside may as well have been a thousand dollars to me. I knew the money was God's answer to our prayers. I quickly bundled all the children in their coats and drove to town, following the path our pastor's truck had made in our driveway. God was going to fill all those empty cupboards!
I never knew who our benefactor was, but I did learn a valuable lesson I have never forgotten. God is able to show Himself the mightiest when we are the weakest. "But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him" (1 Corinthians 2:9).
Lord, what a great and mighty God You are! Never let me forget that my very breath is in Your hands. Thank You for always keeping Your promises and providing what I need. I worship You alone. In Jesus' name, Amen.