It was in the festive month of the year, December 2017. We barely had enough to spend for Christmas. I just wondered about Christmas and our tight budget to meet our expenses so decided to keep quiet. I couldn’t imagine Christmas without lights, festive delights and mouth-watering treats, Christmas decorations outside and inside the house. New clothes, fresh look is something that cannot be compromised. It was just this year that we felt lack and quickly said to ourselves about new and best things that are yet to happen. Little kids were quiet and looking around, watching everything that were happening before them. Kids didn’t speak anything about it. We didn’t think further about it.
Just then 2 weeks before Christmas, my mother-in-law received appreciation for her hard work in her workplace. She was also told to pick anything she liked. She knew what kids would love. She chose a beautiful Christmas tree and many pricey sparkly Christmas baubles from Myer. She also came home with many festive delights and snacks for the entire summer holidays. Lots to eat, lots to share, lots to give away… Oh the gladness and laughter in the house grew more and more as we wrapped each and every good thing that came to us that day. I was thinking and saying to myself that God knew everything I needed.
Then there was a knock on the door. My neighbor carried a huge meat carton and said, “Since you have done gardening this entire year, I have brought you a present to appreciate you for all that you have done.” I was so overjoyed. I opened it and found finely cut beef and lamb around 6 kilos from Tarra Valley. I couldn’t believe it. I loaded my freezer with all the goodies and kept thanking God for sending me more than enough food for my family for Christmas.
As we thought of Christmas day, we were wondering about what new clothes to wear as is the family custom to wear new and bright clothing on a festive day. We browsed through and surprisingly we found that we already have new clothes sitting on our shelves for quite some time. They were made of fine silk with beautiful patterns and vibrant colours. I thank my loving heavenly father who so graciously have provided for the needs of my family in every way for Christmas.
Courteous readers, if you need prayers, send your name and your request. I will pray for you. Our gracious heavenly father will listen to our prayers. Grace and Peace to you !!