Tuesday, May 29, 2012
At dinner time the UPS truck pulled up in front of the house. I was confused because I thought the soap I ordered for our Operation Christmas Child boxes was being shipped to our church. But I was wrong. Now we have to haul 500 pounds of soap to our storage container one of these days soon.
In addition to the 10 cartons of soap our friendly UPS guy brought one case of small tubes of toothpaste which brings me to another decision. Will these small tubes be adequate for our gift-filled shoeboxes?
It's the story of my life--how to fill as many boxes as possible and still have them be adequately filled to bless the children who receive them. I'll pray about this before I order more, of course.
I've been reviewing some verses I memorized a few years ago while packing shoeboxes and have quoted to myself numerous times since. I love to cling to this promise that Paul wrote to the church in Corinth--
2 Corinthians 9:10,11 "Now He who provides seed for the sower and bread for food will also supply and increase your store of seed and will enlarge the harvest of your righteousness. You will be made rich in every way so that you can be generous on every occasion, and through us your generosity will result in thanksgiving to God."
God, I want these boxes to be generously filled so each one will result in thanksgiving to You. Please show me how to steward the resources you lavish on me and help me to make the right decisions.
Posted by Kathy Schriefer at 5:12 PM