If you read Life with Lynnie (LwL) yesterday, you'll know that I attended a fund-raiser dinner on SONday.
As I mentioned yesterday, my friend, C treated me by paying for my dinner ticket. Thank you, C!
If you read LwL yesterday, you'll also know that both C and I purchased some tickets for a 50/50 draw. However, now I'll let you know that everyone at our table also purchased tickets for draws for various items offered to be won.
Did I win anything? No.
Did anyone else at our table win anything? Yes.
My friend, C won two (2) items. Plus, her friend, A also won two (2) items!
Even though I never won anything, and found out there was some screw up over my tickets, I was truly happy that I had purchased those tickets.
To me, I did so not truly to win. After all, I rarely ever win a draw of any kind.
To me, it was a gift I gave to the family who held the fund-raiser.
You see, the family holding the fund-raiser did not purchase those gifts to be given in draws. Apparently, people donated those gifts so that the draws could raise funds.
My friend, C turned out to be one of those people who donated something to be won by whoever used their ticket for the draw of what she had given.
Until that afternoon, I had not known that information.
I must admit, it truly touched my heart.
After all, my friend, C... had given the family a gift. And, had given me a gift (the dinner ticket).
Thinking about how wonderful my friend, C was for giving gifts, made me happy. But, also made me think about how God used her, to help others.
This brought to mind, James 1:17, "Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning."
Yes, every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning!
It was obvious that God touched my friend, C's heart and helped her to do what she did. He literally made her a wonderful gift to others, to whom she gave love.
Like the family in need. And, me.
For this, I praise God. Thank You, Lord!
Until next time...
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