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DD    Posted 08-29-2004 at 04:00:36       [Reply]  [No Email]
Here is a wonderful story......... hope you have a blessed week and all your mistakes are perfect.

My Mother's father worked as a carpenter. On this particular day, he was building some crates for the clothes his church was sending to orphanages in China.
On his way home, he reached into his shirt pocket to find his glasses, but they were gone. When he mentally replayed his earlier actions, he
realized what had happened; the glasses had slipped out of his pocket unnoticed and fallen into one of the crates, which he had nailed shut.
His brand new glasses were heading for China! The Great Depression was at its height and Grandpa had six children. He had spent $20 for those glasses that very morning. He was upset by the thought of having to buy another pair. "It's not fair," he told God as he drove home in frustration.
"I've been very faithful in giving of my time and money to your work, and now this."
Months later, the director of the orphanage was on furlough in the United States. He wanted to visit all the churches that supported him in China, so he came to speak one Sunday at my grandfather's small church in Chicago.
The missionary began by thanking the people for their faithfulness in supporting the Orphanage. "But most of all," he said, "I must thank you for the glasses you sent last year. You see, the Communists had just swept through the orphanage, destroying everything, including my glasses.
I was desperate. Even if I had the money, there was simply no way of replacing those glasses. Along with not being able to see well, I experienced headaches every day, so my coworkers and I were much in prayer about this.
Then your crates arrived. When my staff removed the covers, they found a pair of glasses lying on top. The missionary paused long enough to let his words sink in. Then, still gripped with the wonder of it all, he continued:
"Folks, when I tried on the glasses, it was as though they had been custom made just for me! I want to thank you for being a part of that." The people listened, happy for the miraculous glasses. But the missionary surely must have confused their church with another, they thought. There were no glasses on their list of items to be sent overseas.
But sitting quietly in the back, with tears streaming down his face, an ordinary carpenter realized the Master Carpenter had used him in an extraordinary way.
May GOD bless your week. Look for the perfect mistakes.

~Lenore    Posted 08-29-2004 at 08:13:59       [Reply]  [No Email]
Thanks, DD, that is just another example of the wonderful ways our God works.
May all of our "mistakes" be perfect!

DD    Posted 08-29-2004 at 08:53:05       [Reply]  [No Email]
You got that right Lenore! Sometimes when something that seems to us to be "bad" it all turns out for the "good" in the end : )

Len....NY    Posted 08-29-2004 at 04:21:36       [Reply]  [No Email]
Good morning DD, thank you .What a perfect way to start off this blessed day. I hope things are getting better for you and others over in your neck of the woods.I just now heard a flock of Canada geese flying over.Maybe even heading your way. It is that time of year, and I'm glad some things don't change.

DD    Posted 08-29-2004 at 04:29:38       [Reply]  [No Email]
I am Blessed, and Thank-You for your kind comments this morning. It's gonna take quite awhile for all the clean-up around here and for things to start resembling "normal". With the loss of so many trees it's very sad to see the squirrels and birds, raccoons etc. fighting over a place to stay but I'm sure the geese will find a spot too when they get here ; ) I'm just praying that Frances wears herself out before she gets here.

geo. h    Posted 08-29-2004 at 06:38:44       [Reply]  [Send Email]
GOOD MORNING EVERY ONE and DD YOU MADE MY DAY,MY health problems seem quite mynute in comparisment to what you folks down there have went through.I have been reading but not posting,i have not been feeling up to snuff,been to va hptl. which helped.I dont want anyone to think im looking for sympathy,im not,i figure the good lord wont give us more than we can handle.I think its time to get ride of my 2 old tractors and other stuff,you just never know what lies ahead. god bless geo.h

DD    Posted 08-29-2004 at 06:47:22       [Reply]  [No Email]
It's good to hear from you this mornin, I was just thinking about you this morning and always keep you in my prayers Sugar and that's right where you'll stay ; ) I hope you get to feeling better too (((HUGS)))

geo. h    Posted 08-29-2004 at 07:03:51       [Reply]  [Send Email]

DD    Posted 08-29-2004 at 08:54:29       [Reply]  [No Email]
Well, the feeling is mutual, you just take care of yourself Sugar ; )

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