Saturday, January 23, 2010

Unexpected blessings!

Philippians 4:6 ~ Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything.
Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done.

I received an unexpected blessing just the other day...15,000 Aeroplan miles are being credited to my account just because I gave some medical assistance to someone when I was returning to Canada from a holiday in Germany.
In a wonderful coincidence, the day after I was informed about the Aeroplan miles, a friend sent me a group e-mail about a conference in Swaziland in which she had been selected to participate. She is going with the Grandmothers to Grandmothers campaign, a group launched by the Stephen Lewis Foundation to raise awareness of AIDS in Africa.
My friend told us all about the conference and then, in her words;

"So, I am going to be shameless now and pitch a plea...

If you have any Aeroplan miles (or any portion of) that you care to donate to the Stephen Lewis Foundation's Grandmothers to Grandmothers Gathering, it would be greatly appreciated."

Talk about good timing eh? I do believe my Father blessed me with those air miles just to give them away. "Ask, and ye shall receive" really rings true!

Thank you Father for your blessings, not just this particular blessing but for everything You've done for me.