The Gift

More than a printer.

We received this gift a few months ago.
The person who gave this to us knew that we did not have a printer.
But what caused them to gift us this printer?
I believe this was God's perfect timing.
He knew that we would need a printer to print hundreds of documents.
He knew that we would be printing out adoption paperwork by the masses.
He knew that we would be printing out our worship lyrics for singing and playing on the worship team.
He knew that this printer would not just be the gift of a printer, but a step closer to adopting and bringing home our babies.
So this is making me think.
The person who gifted us this printer, they were listening to the Holy Spirit's prompting.
They gifted us this printer and this printer has turned into more than just a printer.
This printer, sitting next to my computer, is a reminder of God's love.
It is a reminder that when we listen to the Holy Spirit in the prompting to give, He will use the gift beyond what we know or could imagine.
How many times do we give and not know what the gift will be used for?
I know that I have given many times and I never have seen where the gift has gone or what happens to it.
The beauty is, and the reminder of this printer sitting next to my desk, is that God knows.
He sees.
He sees obedience in faithfulness to give.
He sees when we listen and obey.
I know the person who gave us this printer, but honestly I don't know how this printer came to be. 
I don't know if that person bought it for us, or if someone from church gifted it to them or to the church. 
I don't know any details except that someone dropped off this printer for us and told us that we were to take it. 
And it was ours. 
And that we were supposed to have it.
Honestly, this printer and this story right now is bringing me to tears.
Because God knows.
He sees.
He speaks.
And when we listen and obey he will use our gifts beyond what we could ever imagine.
The person who gifted us this printer has sowed deeply into the Kingdom of God.
This printer is printing out sweet words that will get sent all the way to our social worker, to the U.S. Embassy and then to a government half way around the world where our sweet boys are located.

This printer.
A gift from heaven above.

Thank you, Lord, for providing us this printer. 
In your perfect timing.
It has been beautiful to watch your perfect timing unfold.
The gift of this printer could not have been timed more perfectly.
This printer - sewing into lives for eternity.
Thank you Lord for the person who followed the Holy Spirit's prompting and gave. 
And gave in secret.
I pray that you would bless them immensely today.

"When you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, so that your giving may be in secret. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you." 
Matthew 6:3-43

"Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you."
Luke 6:38