This story is old, but immortal in content.
When God had us move to New Mexico in the mid 90’s I had no job and we were dirt poor.
Our family of six with four kids ages 8, 6,4, 2 lived in a small efficiency in the town of Pena Blanca.
We adopted two small mutt dogs, or better said, they adopted us.
One day, we had no money and no food.
All that was left was flour, oil and some tomato powder.
“My God, not even salt in the house. Oye!”
My wife Mary is bubbly optimistic and ever so full of faith.
I was the grumbler in the family when trials came.
This reminds me of an old Cuban moraleja. (The moral of the story)
“A father had two sons. One was a hyper optimist. The other was a dire pessimist.
The father tried a Christmas experiment on them.
He gave them each a wrapped box full of fresh horse manure.
The pessimist immediately bickered that he would have to dump out the manure, and clean up the mess.
But the optimist gleefully jumped, “Father you bought me a horse!”
Yes, my wife is the eternal optimist, full of Jesus’s faith.
She said that God told her, that if she made pancakes for breakfast He would provide lunch.
My God, the pancakes were horrid! Bland and salt less were they so that I could take but a few bites.
Bubbly Mary opened the door to give the rest to the two mutts.
Lo and behold, our yard was strewn with unopened cans of food with dog saliva on them. A can of peach, another of beans, one jar of peanut butter, and countless other cans.
Mystified we asked our neighbors if this was their stuff.
You know the Good Book says, “Thou shalt not steal.”
But no one knew anything about the food. They said, “You eat it!”
Bubbly Mary was right and God was faithful!
Two years passed and Mary was sharing the story on New Mexico Christian TV.
A neighbor phoned her. “ I know what happened’, she said, “ I had too much food and I had put it on my porch.”
What’s amazing was that her home was about 1,000 feet from ours.
God instructed our two dogs to go back and forth, and back and forth to bring us the cans and our lunch.
Our God is great!
Hey, wait a minute I thought that it was ravens and not dogs?
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