Friday, September 9, 2011
Monday's Small Miracle
I am to be the featured speaker at a Ladies Retreat next week. What an honor to encourage these inspiring women! The sponsors of the retreat and I have been preparing for this time of refreshment for these dear ones, for months.
It was getting close and I was thinking about what to wear (isn't that silly). Everything I had on hand had been worn to a frazzle. I so yearned to have a new jean dress for the occasion.
So I put a bunch of artwork up on Etsy to see if I could sell enough to buy some material to make a dress. I did not tell a soul--not even my husband--what I was up to.
I did sell a few things, but not enough to buy the material. I resigned myself to use what I had on hand. Monday (Labor Day), I was contemplating how to make my meager wardrobe a little more presentable.
Just then there was a knock on the door. My Friend Laura stood there with a grin. I wasn't expecting visitors, so her shining face was a welcome respite from my thoughts.
Said she, as she thrust a big brown paper bag into my arms, "I had a feeling you might need this today."
Inside I found a brand new pair of "Mary Jane" style tennis shoes which fit perfectly. My own shoes had a hole in the side of 'em--so I was elated. There was a box of Vanilla Chai Tea and a bag of reduced sugar muffins for my husband.
AND then . . .
To my amazement I pulled out six yards of jean material--and not just any jean material--it was the exact weight and thickness, color I had imagined in my mind.
Laura laughed at the astonishment on my face.
But then her own expression changed to wonder, as I told her of the miraculous timing of her gift. Even as I write this, tears gather in my eyes. Only God knew I needed a new dress and shoes. No one else knew. Laura's unexpected miracle gift, was like a hug from God.
God is Good. How wonderful that He cares about even the smallest of things--like a new dress for a speaking engagement!
Have a lovely week everyone!