April 22 09
Just got off the phone with someone special who updated me on what happened to he and his wife, as they read the blog entry of March 10 - GIVING.
In the context of friendship they had become aware of a couple (he a salesman, she an artist) with children, who were in dire financial straits - out of work and close to losing everything.
God had been speaking to them independent of any conversation together about helping this couple with an "outrageous gift."
Brad had even had a dream along this line.
When he read the blog, it confirmed in his heart that this was what they should do....and now they talked together....with tears of confirmation and anticipation.
They wrote the "outrageous check" for several pieces of the wife's artwork, paying far more for them than they were deemed to be worth.
The next day they received an e-mail with very moving words of thanksgiving.
...and this note as well,
that their son had recently stepped on a nail and needed a tetanus shot. But without insurance (they had to let it go some time back) they had hesitated. Now they would get that for him - pay some back bills, and still have some to spare. New hope was born in their hearts.
"Your post was a confirmation that we are hearing right. We are experiencing again the joy and blessing of giving."
"It is more blessed to give than to receive." - Jesus
May each of us be blessed in these days.