A Surprised Provision

We were coming home from my oncology appointment. The news from the CT scan was a bit discouraging and the doctor had decided to try yet another chemo drug.

As Emily got out of the car she commented on how dirty the driveway was. “Could we get a power washer and clean this up, Leon, or is it too much for us to handle?”

“Yes, it is.” I will try to find the name of the man who did it for us a couple of years ago.”

I decided to take a rest before starting on my blog. The doorbell rang and Emily came into the bedroom. “A man named Terry is at the door. He said he would power wash the driveway and sidewalk for $___. Do you want to talk with him?

I went to the door and we discussed the details. He and his brother agreed to power wash the driveway, the sidewalk, the eaves and downspouts (which were also dirty) and even wash the windows.

As they were leaving, I gave them the money, two cokes, two energy bars, my business card, and talked with them about their relationship with the Lord. They occasionally attend a local church and promised me they would read the Gospel material that I gave them, entitled The Purpose of Life.

The Lord’s promise is not only, “He will call upon me and I will answer him” (Psalm 91:15) but even greater, “Your Father knows what you need even before you ask,” (Matt 6:8)

Did God hear Emily’s comment as we were coming into the house, still a bit confused about what the next chemo step would be? Did God send Terry and his brother down our street just 15 minutes later? Did God lead them to answer our concern about the mildew and dirt on the driveway and house? Do we really believe God is always caring for those of us who love Him? Is Psalm 91:15 a very real promise in our everyday lives?

The answer to all of these questions is emphatically “Yes.” He verified today that He cares about each of His beloved children.”

What a perfect picture of His answering before we even utter a prayer for help. Thank you, Lord, for Terry and his brother.

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4 thoughts on “A Surprised Provision

  1. Precious Leon,
    Thanks so much for sharing this encouraging, real-life example of how God loves us and reminding me of Matthew 6:26…
    26 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? 27 Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life]?
    God is so good, isn’t He?
    Press on dear brother as we all continue to pray for you and your physical trials !!!
    You are so special and so loved!!!

  2. Yes, Yes He is all knowing, all caring and rules and over rules. We love you and pray for wisdom, Strength, and Healing and Rest. In the Lamb, Cissie. Hugs and kisses, we love your whole family

    Sent from my iPad

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  3. You know I call them Godincidences! Yes, God does number our hairs, know our thoughts, keep track of the desires of our hearts, and take interest in the day-to-day details. For sure He does. As to the chemo and all that, He even knows the days of our lives before we are born. Psalms tells us that. Our purpose is to live each day to His Glory and trust Him to number the hairs, the hours, the minutes, the nanoseconds, and to send us the people He wants us to influence for Him along the way. Thanks for the reminders, keep writing, and always answer the doorbell!

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