Monday, November 23, 2009

Thankful day 25

I am thankful for our "stuff". Sometimes I am overwhelmed by the amount of clothes, toys, books and stuff we have. I try not to accumulate too much before I pack up a few bags and drop it off at goodwill, but it always seems we have enough or excess. We have been blessed this year by many hand me downs for the boys and some for the girls. It has been a tremendous blessing to not have to buy clothes for E. so far. And now S. and E. are wearing nearly the same size, but we have enough for S. too! Thank you Lord!

Off topic a bit, but wanted to share a funny story from church yesterday about thanking God:

There was a Christian lady who lived next door to an atheist. Every day, when the lady prayed, the atheist guy could hear her. He thought to himself, "She sure is crazy, praying all the time like that. Doesn't she know there isn't a God?"
Many times while she was praying, he would go to her house and harass her, saying "Lady, why do you pray all the time? Don't you know there is no God?" But she kept on praying.
One day, she ran out of groceries. As usual, she was praying to the Lord explaining her situation and thanking Him for what He was gonna do. As usual, the atheist heard her praying and thought to himself, "Humph! I'll fix her."
He went to the grocery store, bought a whole bunch of groceries, took them to her house, dropped them off on the front porch, rang the door bell and then hid in the bushes to see what she would do. When she opened the door and saw the groceries, she began to praise the Lord with all her heart, jumping, singing and shouting everywhere! The atheist then jumped out of the bushes and told her, "You ol' crazy lady, God didn't buy you those groceries, I bought those groceries!" At hearing this, she broke out and started running down the street, shouting and praising the Lord.
When he finally caught her, he asked what her problem was. She said, "I knew the Lord would provide me with some groceries, but I didn't know he was gonna make the devil pay for them!"

1 comment:

Momto14 said...

Oh I just love that story. That is great!!