Monday, December 8, 2008

In the Middle of a Miracle

God does notice us, and he watches over us.
But it is usually through another person that he meets our needs.

~Spencer W Kimball, 1974

This year I had the opportunity to be a part of a miracle.
I had this little scrap of pretty blue fabric with the Star of David on it. It had been tucked away for a couple of years, with the thought that maybe I could make some beanbags or something with it. This year I dug it out and did just that, thinking that beanbags might sell in my etsy shop. I made a little trio of beanbags, took photos, and made the listing...
And then I was reading along in the MDC thread about the Holiday Helpers. I have mentioned before how I like to help with HH. The coordinator mentioned that many people were supplying clothing and gift cards, but they really wanted to try to provide at least one toy for each child on the list, and did anyone have toys they could contribute. I had the immediate urging to ask if there were any Jewish families in need. Why yes, family #63 was Jewish. So I went and read their profile. They have a toddler who is just a few months younger than Bear, and they actually had beanbags specifically on their list of hoped-for items!

Only one family (of over 200) was Jewish.

Only one family had beanbags on their list.

It was the same family.

And I had a trio of perfect Chanukah beanbags sitting in a box under my sewing desk.

I had sewn a set of beanbags with the thought that they might earn me a little money. I didn't know at the time that God was going to use me to bless a family in need. When I learned the truth, I was overwhelmed. Truly, God's tender mercies made a little miracle for this family, and I was just blessed enough to get to be in the middle of it.

7 comments:

Katrina said...

That is so neat! Way to follow a prompting!

The Thalman's said...

Wow! I love stories like that!

Mae said...

Way to listen to the Spirit! That is something I'm trying to improve on - recognizing and obeying the Spirit at mundane moments. Like "Hmm, I think I'll make beanbags out of this fabric." Not a huge parting the Red Sea moment, but important all the same!

And thanks for the beanbag idea. I have a nephew who I think will love some!

alisaterry said...

How serendipitous! What a nice, uplifting story!

Carrie said...

Thanks for sharing that story! It made me feel so good!

nicole said...

Nice! That's so wonderful! It's amazing how He uses us to bless one another. Thanks for sharing your inspirational story.

Cynthia said...

That is so cool! Obviously not a coincidence. How amazing. I'm really touched to hear this.

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