Verse: For it is God who works in you to will and to act according to his good purpose.
Some memories are priceless. Like the year our daughters planned a surprise party for my 30th birthday. After dinner the girls, Kathy Ann (12) and Marcy (10), encouraged me to clean up. Their concern put me on edge. They didn’t usually care if I smelled good When the phone rang and the two ran to answer, I felt certain they were up to something. Their giggles put me on edge.
Fifteen minutes later, before I showered, our daughters ushered my sweaty body into the living room. Forty women brought me birthday wishes. I couldn’t believe the gifts—I received 30 pair of panties, and several dollars for “seat covers”. Later the girls showed me their quaint hand-made invitations. Admittance, one pair of underwear. None of us knew then that their father would make a decision to attend Bible college, but he did. Those “unmentionable” took me through those lean income years.
It’s now thirty-seven years later. This week I told this delightful story to a co-worker. Once more God received the glory—He provides, often in strange and wonderful ways.
Spiritual Principle: Daughters are aware of our unspoken needs. They are capable of more than we fathom.