Wednesday, September 15, 2010
The Meal He Provides
I recently did a very dumb thing.
Yes, I had offered to bring dinner to a friend (this was not the dumb thing!) and had it all ready to go. I asked her to bring a cooler since I knew we'd both be away from home a long time that day. She brought her cooler. I brought the food.
Just one little problem. Ice. That's right - I did not bring anything to keep the food cold in her cooler. And we were at Classical Conversations, so of course neither of us could leave to get any. Oh yeah, it gets very hot here. Ahem.
Needless to say, her dinner was ruined. I felt terrible - now she had to scramble and fix dinner that night. I offered to try again the next week and bring ICE!
The weekend found me making a recipe for the second time in the week. I made double and froze part of it. And, her dinner was successfully delivered the second time around.
Here is where this story gets good. Where I realize that God can use even my brain overload that forgot ice the first time.
I got an e-mail from another friend asking if I had a meal in my freezer for a friend at church. Yes! And, I would not have had it in my freezer if I had not seriously messed up the first time and had to try again.
Oh, I love it when God does things like this! He was able to provide another meal to a friend because it was there and in my freezer and because I forgot ice the first time. Every meal is provided by Him and I love it when He gives me a glimpse behind the scenes at how He does it.