As this Thanksgiving season approaches, I am reminded of a time many years ago, that even today reminds me of how faithful our God is. My husband was out of work and had been for a long time, our unemployment checks had stopped and he had a minimum wage job, with three children at home money was very tight.
On the Sunday before Thanksgiving we were in church and it was time for the offering ,and an argument started between me and God. I felt in my heart God said, Give what you have, (Me) but God I only have twenty Dollars, and I still have to buy the stuff for our Thanksgiving dinner, ( GOD ) Give what you have, well after what seemed like a long time I said ok but we won’t eat on Thanksgiving.
So in the offering went my twenty dollars, But our God Is so FAITHFUL, He honored my giving. As we were leaving church that morning, a man reached out to shake my husband’s hand, he slipped a twenty dollar bill in his hand. That night after Sunday evening service, there was a knock at the door. I opened it and there stood a man from our church with three bags of groceries–a ham , turkey, and all the trimmings for the dinner.
There is never a Thanksgiving goes by that I am not reminded of the fact that you can not out give the Lord. He returned the money, plus food for the week and Thanksgiving dinner. That is a lesson I hope and pray my children will never forget, and I have had the chance to share the story with my grandchildren, so they will know first hand that God will take care of us, no matter the need.