On a recent trip to the shopping centre, Dave and Heather Pendrigh learned just what God can do when we listen to Him.
Our kettle stopped boiling water and being the R100 bargain never-to-be-repaired type, the only solution was to replace it with a new one. So one Tuesday morning Heather and I set out for Kenilworth Centre, and Clicks was our first port of call.
We spied a kettle we liked and decided to price the same make at Game. While we were in Clicks, we noticed an elderly lady also looking at kettles. She seemed to have chosen one but picked it up and then put it down again.
We walked off to Game, found our chosen kettle at a cheaper price bought it and left the store. All the while the picture of the lady and the kettles at Dions was niggling at the back of my mind. It just wouldn’t go away.
So back to Dions we went, and she was still standing there. We approached her and asked if we could bless her with a new kettle.
Tears welled up in her eyes and she related to us that for three months she had been without a kettle and that today God had prompted her to go to the shop even though she did not have the money to buy one. She quoted Philippians 4 v 19-20: “And my God will supply all your needs according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus.” She concluded with, “now unto God and our Father be Glory for ever and ever.” We each hugged her and left with tears in our eyes.
Thank you Jesus.
– Dave and Heather serve on the eldership team of the Common Ground Rondebosch AM congregation.
(Photograph by Dan Pupius, via Flickr.com)