Saturday a unique opportunity presented itself to us. We were given the chance to be the anonymous donors of a spare tire to someone who needed it more than us. In this chance came a choice between two options:
#1 Decide that the person who took the spare tire off our vehicle some time whilst we did our multiple errands on Saturday needed it more than we did. Thus the tire became a gift, a seed sown towards our own need of a harvest of a new set of tires for our truck.
#2 Decide to growl in bitterness and make many snide, cynical, albeit clever, remarks about the people who steal things and the society in which said people live.
Should I have opted for #2 ultimately I would be criticizing myself because I make up part of this society. Oh, yes, I do.
We choose door number one, Bob. Maybe God in His sovereign grace knew that in order for us to reap we needed to sow. And He knew that we needed a nudge to know how, and when, and where, to plant that seed so that the harvest could come at the right time.
Can I be honest? I have been praying for months about getting our tires changed. I had never even thought to give away the spare tire formerly padlocked to the back of our truck as a form of a seed towards trusting God to supply.
From Genesis on we see a pattern of seed time and harvest. The woman about to make one more cake for her and her son before she died of hunger was told by the prophet to give him the food and then do as she pleased. A miracle of provision followed and she lived well following that sacrificial seed. (1 Kings 17) The blatant verse reads: as you sow you shall reap. (Galatians 6:7 & 2 Corinthians 9:6)
So I see this anonymous tire donation as an answer to prayer. I am excited to see how God finishes what He started and I can tell you more of His wonderful miraculous provision.
“Bless them that curse you, and pray for them which despitefully use you.” (Luke 6:28)
“And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.” (Romans 8:28)