Thursday, March 24, 2011

Blessings on Raven’s Wings

The year was 1976, and at the last minute, our youngest adult daughter decided to become a student of the Bible Training Center along with us.  I went with her to the dean's office, and he quickly made a decision to allow her to enroll. To provide for the costs of the school, she needed a job, and she soon found one, evenings as a waitress at the Steak and Ale restaurant.

She confided to me, that at her evening shift, there were often customers who were quite inebriated, enjoying their ale without even laying a fork on their steak dinner. One night she brought home a large steak that had not been touched, and she suggested that our dogs might enjoy a nice treat.  I put it in the refrigerator.

The next day, one of the young men from the school came home with us to help with some yard work in exchange for lunch.

I prepared some Southern style green beans, fresh sliced tomatoes, some steak cut in thin slices smothered in gravy and onions, over some white rice, along with hot French bread and butter.

When my daughter came in for lunch she stared at the table, and with a horrified look on her face, she exclaimed, “Mother, where did you get that meat?”

I looked at her, smiled and softly replied, “The Lord sent it by a little bird!”

Nothing else was said, and we all enjoyed our meal.

By now you have guessed where that meat came from! And as far as I was concerned, the Lord had provided it.

There are occasions in life where the Lord supplies our needs using methods that may seem strange to us! No, He doesn’t always use ravens as he did with Elijah, but there are other ways that are out of the ordinary.

Do not question the extra-ordinary, or even the supernatural means God may use to provide for you.  Most generally, the provision comes through working at a job - - and yes, God regularly supplies work; at times the work comes at just the right moment!

What ever your need is in life, if a raven brings it to you, go ahead, receive it with gratitude, and thank the Lord for it.

1Kings 17:6 And the ravens brought him bread and flesh in the morning, and bread and flesh in the evening; and he drank of the brook.

This post has been entered in Ann Kroeker’s, Food on Fridays at http://annkroeker.com/
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Southern Style Green Beans

3 cans of regular cut green beans. Cover with water about ½ inch above the beans.
Cut up 6 slices of bacon and fry until crisp.  Add bacon and the bacon grease to the beans and put a lid on the pot. Simmer until the water is almost gone. It may take two hours.  Enjoy! (Optional use a 2# bag of frozen green beans)



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