Indescribable Gifts


Xmas gift box
Xmas gift box

The night before Thanksgiving, my son and I prayed together. Suddenly, the question came to me: “What is the meaning of Thanksgiving?” It was God who inspired me to think of such a thing.

Well, before I was able to come up with an answer, He said that it was to “Thank God for His Giving.”

What enlightenment!

We prayed again on the day of Thanksgiving. His words came back to me again: “Thanksgiving does not end today. Every day of your life, I will continue to give you things that you should thank Me for.”

To my joy, the gifts from God began to pour in.

We went to a shopping mall to pick up a gift card. We saw a line to exchange three receipts for gift cards. Apparently, if you could show that you spent a hundred dollars, you would get a ten dollar gift card, with appropriate increments if you had spent more money than that. I had made a $250 purchase; I figured if I made two more purchases (bringing the total up to $300) then I could get a $50 gift card. So my son and I took our time and bought dinner; afterwards we went shopping at See’s Candies.

Unfortunately, when we came back, the line for the gift card exchange had closed. The security guard informed us that they had run out of gift cards. I was hoping to be gifted a miracle, so I walked around their counter and chatted with the lady there. I told her that I missed the chance to take advantage of their deal, and she expressed her sympathy.

Little did I know that she was the manager in charge of the gift card distribution. She walked up to me only a few minutes after our chat and politely told me that she could help me. She reopened the line just for me and gave me my gift card.

After we got home, I immediately started looking for Xmas cards to match the gift cards we had just bought. I was shocked to see that one of the Xmas cards was in the shape of a gift box, with the inscription:


Thanks be to God for His indescribable Gift! 2 Corinthians 9:15

What a way to confirm what He had told me a couple of days ago! And He had already taken action by moving the mall manager to give me the gift card!

The very next day, my son called me excitedly to tell me that my granddaughter finally received a much-needed offer from the school district. They have agreed to give her one on one tutoring, free of charge. Normally, this special long term education program would cost up to a million dollars. Wow, what a gift!

Ever since then, the gifts have been pouring down. Each time, I thank God for lifting me up at the low point of my life. I am now full of confidence that, regardless of any huge setbacks, I will be able to make my life better than ever!

难以形容的礼物

感恩节前夜,我和儿子一起祈祷。突然,一個聲問我一个问题:“感恩节的意义是什么?”

嗯,在我想出答案之前,祂说那是“感谢上帝的给予”。

何等的開啟啊!

感恩节那天,我们祷吿時。祂的话又在耳邊:“感恩节不会在今天结束。在你生命中的每一天,我都会继续给你一些你应该感谢我的东西。”

令我高兴的是,上帝的礼物开始源源不断地涌来。

我们去购物中心买礼品卡。我们看到有人排着队要用三张收据换礼品卡。显然,如果你能证明你花了100美元,你会得到一张10美元的礼品卡,如果你花更多的钱,你会得到較高額的禮物卡。我發覺如果我再多花50元,(总金额达到300美元),我就能得到一张50美元的礼品卡。所以我和儿子不慌不忙地花钱吃晚饭;然后去Sees糖果店购物,補足300元。

不巧的是,当我们回来时,兑换礼品卡的队伍已经关闭了。保安告诉我们,他们的礼品卡用完了。我希望能有一个奇迹,所以我绕着他们的柜台走了一圈,和那里的一位女士聊天。我告诉她,我错过了用收据换礼品卡的机会,她表示可惜。

我们聊了几分钟后,我走到另一辺等著奇蹟,忽然她走到我面前,礼貌地告诉我,她可以帮助我。她親自把我帶到櫃台前,工作人員给了我礼品卡。看到這位女士正要離開,趕忙上前道謝,才知道她是購物中心经理。

我们回到家后,我立即开始寻找圣诞卡,来搭配我们刚买的礼品卡。我吃惊地看到其中一张圣诞卡是礼品盒的形状,上面写着:
Xmas gift box

感谢上帝给了我们难以形容的礼物!哥林多后书9:15

这证实祂几天前告诉我的话! 而且祂已经采取了行动,让商场经理给了我礼品卡!

就在第二天,儿子兴奋地打电话给我,告诉我孙女终于收到了学区的贊助通知。他们同意免费给她一对一的辅导。通常,这种特殊的长期教育项目将花费高达一百万美元。哇,多好的礼物啊!

从那以后,礼物就源源不断地涌来。每一次,我都感謝上帝在我人生的低潮時扶持我。 我現在充滿信心,無論遇到什麼巨大的挫折,我一定能讓我的生活比以往任何時候都更好!

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