Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Oranges From Heaven

As told by my mom...

God has been so faithful to us in other areas of our lives. Philippians 4:19 says “But my God shall supply all your needs according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.”

When our children were very young, we had very little money. I became very concerned about them not getting enough fruit in their diets. So one day I got down on my knees and prayed and asked God if he would somehow give us a few oranges. Within that week the phone rang. It was a local grocery store looking for someone to take away their unwanted produce, as their truck had broken down. They wondered if my husband would be available with his truck. He came home with 13 dozen oranges, each bag had one bad orange in it. They could not sell them this way. God had given us 12 dozen good oranges.

This then lead to a fruit market giving us the job of taking away their produce for the next few years. God then blessed us with every fruit and vegetable you could imagine. We were so blessed that we began giving boxes away to other needy families in town. The more we gave away, the more we brought home. And do you know what? The day I could go to the grocery store and no longer had to count money in my purse... the fruit market moved out of town and the job ended.

3 comments:

Shash said...

That's a great inheritance and testimony of faith. Great to pass down from generation to generation...

Anonymous said...

I remember your mom sharing this testimony with WWF in your apartment. She really encouraged me, as I was still counting the pennies in my purse to feed my kids. I thank God and your mom for sharing her testimony.
A.A.

Nadine said...

I love stories like these. It shows God's great love for us. What a wonderful testimony of His provision.