God has been showing me in last few years that many times I have to WAIT for his provision. I cannot get in a hurry and try to meet the need completely on my own. I had been asking God to please meet this need of ours. He led me to post my need on our cover school's Yahoo site. I had a great response, within a day I had two families willing to let me borrow (not sell!) their books. I was amazed! These people have no idea who I am. What generosity!
Bright and early on Tuesday morning, I met a sweet lady in Prattville and she gave me 30 books to borrow. It turns out (God's provision!) that I had a science program she needed. We traded. I love how God works!
On the drive home I had some time to think about what had just taken place. I thought about how wonderfully God had taken care of us. He just needed me to have a tiny bit of trust and faith to drive 45 minutues, meet a lady who I had never met, and exchange books. (A little more faith and trust on the other lady's side of things...I only gave her about 5 books, a DVD and a science kit!) I actually thought, "Had I met an angel?" Okay, probably not---but I did meet a fellow believer in Christ who was used by God to meet a need we had. You know, she ended up not being a stranger after all!
Our Blessing of Books...BLP is already excited about Usborne's Book of World History.