I finished reading this library book around 9:15 p.m. last night. I enjoyed it so much that I wanted to find out if our library had any more of this series available. So I went online to the library website and discovered that they only had the next two books out of some 27 books in the series. I was kind of bummed about that, but at least thankful that they had the next two, so I placed my order online for them to be sent to my local library branch, and then I would be able to get them in a few days when they arrive. During this time of confinement I am doing a LOT of reading, and I like to read good Christian fiction, and especially enjoy "mysteries". This is my evening entertainment since I rarely watch TV.
Well, no sooner had I taken care of that order, I looked at my cell phone and saw that I had a message from my friend. Now, we knew each other in high school and because we have the history of attending/graduating from the same school and from a hometown where everyone knew everyone, we have gotten reacquainted on Facebook. Nevertheless, I was surprised to get a private message from her. And even MORE surprised at her message at that particular moment.
She said that she saw that I was reading this book series, and that she has practically ALL of the books in that series, and that she would LOVE to GIVE them to me "if you can use them". She also reminded me that she doesn't really live very far away, maybe 20 miles, and that she would be very happy to deliver them to my front porch today so that I don't have to come out...
I was flabbergasted in a very happy way...I couldn't believe the timing of her message...but I thought, "God, that was YOU, wasn't it?" Yes, I am sure God put that thought into my sweet friend's mind to bless me today with these books...and what a "Blessing in Disguise" (not so disguised) it is:
Overflowing with wonderful stories to keep me entertained for quite a while, and then I will pass them on as she requested...
I LOVE the card she printed to give me along with the books: Isn't that the truth? Except I haven't been thinking much about cleaning the house since my surgery...I let the guys take care of that...
And even though we weren't able to have "church" today, I think we had "church". This is the church in action, Christ's body reaching out to another to bless us. A bag of great books to a person who is in "confinement" due to surgery recovery as well as the current corona-virus crisis is a very special gift, and I am so very thankful for my friend being an ambassador of God's love to me today. Thank you, Linda, and thank YOU, Jesus, for giving her that idea at the perfect time! Just another example of "God's perfect timing".
Now I need to cancel that order at the library, and go sit down and start reading! Wow! I am still amazed!
Here's another of those "Amish Proverbs" found in one of the books:
Good thought to close on today. Kind of goes along with "'Tis better to give than to receive", but in today's situation, I am very blessed to be the receiver. But when I get finished with these, I hope to be a good giver and spread the blessing forward.
Have a blessed day, my friends!!!