Because I’m such a picky eater, I’m always nervous when I’m invited to dinner or a catered party. This event was no different; it was my husband’s staff Christmas party. I prayed on the way, “Lord, please let them have something there I can eat. I’m hungry.” You see, our day was full of running errands and laundry, with little time to eat so you can imagine this was a serious prayer.
We arrived at the party and sure enough, it’s time to eat and my options are few. Because I nurse baby Ezra that also puts a limit to what this mama can eat. So with very little on my plate, I lean over to my husband and say, “You owe me chick-fil-a”. He smiled and agreed. As Christmas carols were being sung, I changed the words to “chick-fil-a” because the hunger in my belly was real (you nursing mamas know what I’m talking about)!
The night was coming to a close, but there was one more task. A game that involved white elephant gifts and a poem. The instructions were as followed: When in the poem you hear the word “right”, pass your gift to the right. And when you hear the word “left”, pass your gift to the left. It was the most fun game I had ever played with white elephant gifts. Anticipating the gift I would receive, I forgot I was hungry hahah!
There was a big bag and I just knew I wanted that one, but sure enough “left” was said just enough times to ensure I did not get that big bagged gift. Instead I was left with what seemed to be the smallest box in the room. “Boooo” was the thought I had in mind, but to my surprise when I opened that red, green and white Christmas box there was a gift card that became an answered prayer…
It was a $10 gift card to Chick-fil-a!!
But it gets even better! My husband, Zachary, who’s sitting to my left, opened the smallest bag in the room, also received a $10 gift card to Chick-fil-a!! Now we could eat together and I wouldn’t have to share (he knows what I’m talking about lol).
How cool was that?! We laughed so hard and Zach said, “ Look at God!” Haha
How many times has God answered our prayers, but we overlook it because it wasn’t delivered in the packaging we expected?
What a loving Father He is to answer us and make sure we get not just what we need, but also what we want.
Thankful for the reminder in such a funny way!