Saturday, July 6, 2013
Another Beanie Miracle
Today I watched God answer prayer by using a chain of circumstances. Last Sunday at church someone passed me a couple of folded bills and told me to use them to buy Beanie Babies. When I got to my car and opened them up, I was shocked to find three $50 bills.
I was immensely encouraged by this generous donation and because of it I was more energized to go on the yard sale circuit this weekend. I knew I only had several hours to hunt this morning, though, because of family responsibilities.
I was at the last block sale before heading home when I walked into a driveway that had several bins of pristine Beanie Babies for 50 cents each. Now, normally I would consider that price too high. I would go to the seller and ask about getting them for 25 cents.
But because I had that donation in my purse and because I was short on time, I decided to just start filling my bags with all I could find. I started counting and got to 80 when my bag was full.
The seller came and gave me another bag....and then another.....and then another...until I had filled four bags with all the available regular sized Beanies.
Now it was time to pay. "Do you know how many you have?" the seller asked. And I honestly replied that I didn't know. I thought about offering her one of the donated $50 bills, knowing that would be better than the 50 cents each she was asking.
But I waited and didn't say anything.
"Well," she said, "how about $20.00?" I was ecstatic and told her over and over what a blessing these would be as she helped me carry them to my car. She even took my card and said she'd call me about the possibility of donating more.
When I got home and counted them I found there were 154! So I got them for less than 15 cents each.
I think about this chain of events and answered prayers, started because someone obeyed God when he was moved to make a donation. I can't wait to see what God will do with the remaining $130 of that donation!
Posted by Kathy Schriefer at 6:53 PM