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When they went into kitchen, right by back door there was a barrel. What a surprise! When they had gone upstairs it was not there. As they looked at it they noticed that it had been sent from United States.
"Look," said Aunt Joe, "It's mission barrel. My husband must have brought it while we were upstairs and we did not hear it."
They eagerly opened up barrel and do you know what they saw? ... They saw shirts and pants; blouses and skirts; socks and shoes. They eagerly took clothes out of barrel and clear at bottom there was a quilt. It was a beautiful quilt. It was a thick quilt. It looked like it would keep a bed very warm. They quickly took quilt upstairs and it just fit bed. It was even right size.
"See," said Aunt Joe, "God does own quilts on a thousand hills and He can get them delivered wherever He needs them."
When they got back downstairs, they looked closer at barrel. They noticed that it had been shipped over two months earlier from United States. How did it arrive just in time? You know what I think? I think that God whispered in a ladies ear, "Would you like to have some fun with me? There is a missionary in Africa that needs a quilt. If you start making it now, we can get it there just in time." And that is what happened. That lady started making that quilt and put it in mission barrel. That way it could get there just in time to surprise Aunt Joe and Alice.
When you need something, be sure to think of God. He owns everything on earth and can supply every need that you have. Also, don't forget to listen for His voice. You might be next one He calls on to share in His fun.
Larose McCluskey is a physician who enjoys doing multicultural medicine and mission work. She has held child evangelism programs in 6 countries. Her work can be seen on www.larom.org and www.illustratedbible.com