Thursday, my teens started letting me know that we were running out of food. So Friday, around 7:30 a.m., the Lord reminded me that I needed to go grocery shopping. My son had offered to go with me on Saturday morning, but there was no point in both of us going out, and I wanted to beat the crowds.
So, I rolled out of bed, threw on some clothes, and headed out the door without breakfast or anything to drink. It wasn’t exactly a good hair day, either, but no time for curling irons and such; who’s taking pictures, anyway?
I was surprised by how many people were out! There were way more cars in our local grocery parking lot than I had expected, so I decided to try Kroger. When I got to Kroger, I found that they have changed their hours and don’t open until 9 during this crisis.
So I went back to the first store and got as many things on my list as they had available, doing the “how-close-to-6-feet-away-from-you-can-I-stay?” dance the whole time.
Apparently I had already missed the run on toilet paper, and there were no chicken thighs or drumsticks or pre-made Frozen hamburgers or chicken nuggets, among other things.
So I went back to Kroger, arriving just a couple of minutes after 9. I was able to find everything else on my list except for two.
I even found toilet paper! I first saw little tiny packages for $0.69 and thought that was all they had. But a little further on they had huge packages, so I got one of those instead. Score! The Lord has provided!
A little over a month or so ago, who would have thought that I would be writing a blog post thanking the Lord for toilet paper? Who would have thought that so many things would be missing from the store shelves?
“And my God will supply all your needs according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:19 NASB
Today I’m thankful that the Lord knows and provides ALL of our needs! ALL!
I’m thankful for His provision of toilet paper and the meats and bread my teens asked for!
I’m thankful that He provided the milk and eggs and all the other foods that we need!
What about you? How has the Lord showed His providing hand to you and yours lately? Is there something that you couldn’t find that you finally were able to find?
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