“Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?" Matthew 6:25-27
I shouldn't be surprised when God provides. And yet, I can't help but sit in awe when I see how He continues to come through time and time again.
I guess, because a lot of the time I feel undeserving. I know there are people who have greater needs than us. But still God chooses to bless us. He chooses to care for us. And in the most unexpected ways!
This week we were approached by a lady in our church, whom Josh and I had never met, and told that she felt God wanted her to give us some baby girl clothes that she had acquired. I can't explain to you how much of a blessing it was to hear this. I really wasn't sure if we would have any baby showers this pregnancy, and now at 5 months pregnant we had not a single thing for our little Hannah. But if this month has taught me anything, it is not to worry. To be content in whatever circumstance we find ourselves in. With a little, or with a lot. God cares for us and provides for our needs.
And here was God. Showing up right on time. Well, actually four months early.
This woman, or angel as my husband refers to her, lavished us with enough clothes to last a WHOLE YEAR! Really, newborn to 12 months. And about four bins/bags full. I couldn't believe my eyes when Josh unloaded the car with all that she had dropped off at the church!
Honestly, I don't know where we would be without the body of Christ. They have come through for us time and time again.
And one of the biggest blessings of all was hearing the reason this woman decided to choose us to give these clothes to. I didn't need a reason. She could have given it anonymously and God would have received all the glory for it. But she left us a little card inside one of the bags, with a note inside thanking me for leading her in worship every Sunday.
This woman gave because of my service. Wow.
I share this to encourage you friends. Continue serving and investing in the lives around you. Wherever God has placed you. It's not always easy, I know. Even if it's something you love as much as I love singing - there are still those days when it is hard. And you wonder if what you're doing even matters at all. God will reward you for your righteousness and faithfulness (1 Sam. 26:23). And someone you may not even know could be the angel God decides to use to remind you of that.
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