Last week I wrote about how the Lord provided a lightweight, basically brand new small wheelchair for $26. to bring Vernon home in. I mean. Is God good or what?
And since people always wonder aloud how we afford to do what we do…here’s just one more story of the beautiful provision of God!
Many of you will remember how when we looked at this completely handicap accessible home 18 months ago there were several grip bars in the kids bathroom. Crazy, but true!!
Think about it, how many times have you seen grip bars in a kids bathroom when you are looking for a new home? Right?
Back when we were looking at our home, I stood staring at the grip bars gracing the kid’s bathroom walls and the Lord so clearly whispered, “Those are for one yet to come.” Don’t you just love when He whispers surprises to you? I was giddy.
So as the days have approached to bringing Vernon home, I have been thinking about the bathroom situation…and realizing that the kid’s bathroom is kind of tight, especially when maneuvering a wheelchair.
BUT there is a powder room right across the hall from the boys bathroom. The door to the powder room is wide and much more conducive really to maneuvering a wheelchair….I mentioned to Dw that I thought we ought to put a grip bar in there as well. He agreed.
No doubt, in all of this we have been praying diligently that the Lord would supply for every need!
As we’ve continued to ready ourselves for Pearl and Vernon’s arrival I have been looking through the house to sell everything I can find on our little community online yard sale. We live in simplicity, so I haven’t found much, but I did find a Nordic Ware heart shaped muffin panI reasoned we didn’t really need it. So I posted it for $5.
Imagine the look on my face when, one day, I saw the grip bar below on the online yard sale site! It was brand new – still in the package!! I also noticed it had been there for some time so I wrote to the woman selling it and asked if she would be willing to take $5. She said she would! Yippee Jesus!
Before I went to pick up the grip bar, I noticed that this same grip-bar-seller had “liked” the heart shaped pan I had for sale. I wrote her again, “Any chance you would want to swap the heart shaped muffin pan for the grip bar? It’s okay if you don’t.”
I giggled when I saw her response – “YES!”
And so that is exactly how our faithful God provides for every single one of our needs.
This time without even an exchange of money!!