Stewardship Thoughts for Sabbath 12 March

Sabbath | 12 March 2016

“I have been young, and now am old; yet I have not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his descendants begging bread” (Ps. 37:25). That verse illustrates Josephine M. Kuntz’s amazing story of God’s providence.

Both Josephine and her husband found themselves unemployed at one point during the winter of 1940. To make matters worse, their daughter, Rachel, had pneumonia. Their family doctor strongly suggested feeding their daughter a boiled egg daily. But even that was beyond their means. Yet Josephine and their babysitter prayed together, “Lord, Rachel needs an egg each morning.” With that prayer the women placed the problem in God’s hands.

“About ten o’clock that morning we heard some cackling coming from the hedge fence in front of our house. We had no idea where she had come from. We just watched in amazement as a chicken laid an egg and then continued down the road, out of sight.” Every day for over a week, the little red hen showed up, layed an egg and walked away (Josephine M. Kunts, “The Little Red Hen,” Corrie Ten Boom et al., Snow Flakes in September, 29). Have you experienced God providing for your needs? As you return your tithes and offerings today, put your trust in God. He is the one able to meet your needs in unconceivable ways.

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2016 Offertory Readings, provided by the North American Division