A mother wrote some of her life experiences in a book. She called it, The Story of My Life: Memories of God’s Faithfulness. Let’s take a look at what she had to say.
On March 23, 1949, my daughter Drusilla went for a check up. X-rays were taken. We didn’t even have enough money to pay for the X-rays so I had to see the credit lady. The price was $8 and she let me have them for $2. I just about broke down and cried. We were down to our last cent and we had no work in sight. Dad recently applied for unemployment.
On March 29th, we received $5 in the mail. We had only 63 cents left. That afternoon, a friend of ours came to the door. Mr. Radtke asked how we were getting along. I didn’t say much and never did find out how he knew our need. He wrote a check out for $20 then he left but came right back out with another one for $30.
On Thursday of that week, our unemployment check came in the mail. We had been down to our last 50 cents again. We were very grateful to the Lord for seeing us through that difficult time.
It is clear by this touching narrative that this lady was a thankful person. Even when the family was down to their last 50 cents, they didn’t stop thanking the Lord for His faithfulness.
Are you that kind of person today? Do you give praise to the Lord no matter how difficult your day is going? Why don’t you choose to praise Him right now?
Thou Who hast given me so much, give me one thing more, a grateful heart! – George Herbert
Devotional by Dr. James A. Scudder