Last week, a little girl came to my office. She was very excited. (actually, "bouncing off the wall, about to explode" is probably a better description than "excited") She'd had an idea. She had been saving money in a piggy bank for a special purchase, but she wondered what would happen if she gave it to God instead.
She thought she had about $40 and decided that she would give it to the building fund. When the decision was made, she got her mother to help her count it out. The total came to $62. (God was already blessing her decision to give to Him!) She was able to give her original gift idea of $40 , and STILL had $22 for the special purchase.
She was going to miss Sunday because her family was going on vacation, but she couldn't wait to give her gift. Her mom brought her to the church on Friday afternoon so she could give it before Sunday. You could feel the excitement radiating from her as she dropped the envelope into the safe. As she closed the drawer, she turned to her mom and said, "I wonder how much there will be on Sunday!" Her mom, a wise woman, replied, "There's just no telling what God can do!!"
There really is no telling what God would do if we were all as willing... as excited... as delighted... as this child was to be able to give a gift to God.
So, do you want to know what God did?
The total given just this week to the building fund was $15,008.00!! I don't believe it's a coincidence that another family chose this week to make a large gift to the fund. That child's sacrificial gift and that family's sacrificial gift were each part of God's big picture. And those were not the only gifts - -and they all came together on this one day as a great blessing.
God's timing is perfect. I suspect this is a lesson that one little girl will never forget. There's just no telling what God can do.