My Unexpected God Gifts!
There were three things that I wasn’t going to have at our Thanksgiving table:
- Deviled eggs
- Jello Salad
- A Large green salad
Well, it turns out we ended up with two out of three on our table, and I didn’t make either! First, I got a text Wednesday night. My neighbor Cindy said that her husband was going to stop by with something for us. Bruce came by with … a jello salad! Cindy had been planning to make one herself and after reading my email she decided to make one for us, too. How fun is that?!
Then Thursday, John and I took the three youngest kids to serve at our church’s Thanksgiving Community Dinner. We had a great time hosting a cake walk and various games for the dozens and dozens of kids. One of the moms from our Teen MOPS group even helped with face painting!
When we got home that afternoon I walked in to find our 20-year-old son Nathan putting the finishing touches on deviled eggs. He made them as a surprise! He hadn’t even read my email, but he knew how much everyone would appreciate them. Double cool! (No, the green salad never did get made, but our full tummies didn’t miss it!)
I had to chuckle as I thought about how things had turned out. Isn’t that how God works?
God is the best gift giver, isn’t He? When we’re looking for Him in the midst of everyday life He loves to surprise us in fun ways. He knows the desires of our hearts, and He often brings people into our lives to provide the unexpected. Missing out on jello salad or deviled eggs wouldn’t have been a big deal. But how fun that God used my friends and family in that way.
Are you excited about God-gifts this holiday season? I’m sure that God has a few in store for you
Are you looking for Christ this Christmas? Seek Him out. See Him in simple gifts and special acts-of-kindness. Also, ask Him how you can bless someone else in a fun way.
How will you look for God gifts today?
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