"God creates the beauty. My camera and I are a witness." - (Mark Denman)

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

God's abundant harvest--and sense of humor too

"Give, and it will be given to you. Good measure, 
pressed down, shaken together, running over, will 
be put into your lap. For with the measure you use
it will be measured back to you."
(Luke 6:38)

This morning, several of us received a surprise call from a friend who had picked up a truckload of perishable items (Trader Joe surplus) that needed a home ASAP.  A lot of it had been claimed by the time I got there, but there was still an abundance of blueberries, bananas,  limes, yellow summer squash, eggplants, artisan breads and rolls, peppers of all colors (green, red, yellow, orange), and while I was loading up my car, his wife brought out some meat and cheese too.

My car was so full, there was more than enough to share with a neighborhood friend, as well as with five very grateful families in my apartment complex who, in turn, shared with me as well.  One neighbor gave me some tomato sauce to add to the squash and eggplant I was going home to cook, and another neighbor gave me some milk, (an ingredient my recipe called for that I didn't have), so I could make some blueberry muffins

Meanwhile, I needed to free up space in my freezer for the peppers I was about to chop, and for part of the huge pot of spaghetti sauce I was about to make, so I posted an offer on Freecycle for a large Costco size box of frozen turkey bacon that I hadn't been able to acquire a taste for.

 And that's the part where God's sense of humor comes in.

The young lady who picked up the turkey bacon turned out to be the daughter of the man who had blessed the rest of us with his abundant harvest.

She told me how she had been in the grocery store when she saw my post, and it was like a miracle, because she had wanted to buy some turkey bacon, but discovered she didn't have enough money with her to do so.

Coincidence?  I think not.

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