Okay, ham didn’t rain down on us like quail did on the Israelites, but it was neat how God orchestrated giving us a Christmas ham, and we wanted to share the story with you 😉
About a week before Christmas, we did our biweekly grocery shopping trip. This time we planned our Christmas dinner, since it fell within the next two weeks. We made up our menu, wrote out ingredients, and then added them to the list. I wrote ‘ham’ on the list, since that is what we like to get for our main meat for Christmas dinner.
Then we got to the grocery store and I noticed someone had crossed it out. I thought maybe Susannah knew we were going to get ham from one of the local farmers and so I didn’t think much about it.
The next day Daddy called from work and said that our cousin had called him and asked if we could use a ham. Someone had given him a big one and he said it would take him and his son way too long to eat all of it 😀 Daddy told him we could definitely use it and called me to let me know that our cousin was going to be dropping it off.
A little while later, our cousin dropped off the ham…and he was right about it being big. Later we weighed it and found out it was 20 lbs.!!! Bekah had to move it in the fridge to get something out and she exclaimed, “That ham is ridiculously heavy! It must have been a fat pig!”
Later I commented to Susannah that I was glad she had crossed ham off of the list– then I was surprised when she said, “What? I didn’t cross it off!”
We don’t know who crossed it off, but we sure are glad that someone did, because God provided us with a free ham the next day 😀 And God gives big hams! You always read stories about how God provided a family with a Christmas ham or turkey, but it was neat to see Him providing for us firsthand. Though we technically could have bought a ham, it was like a ‘hug’ and a reminder from God that He is able to provide 😀
nope, that picture isn’t of our ham…we didn’t make ours look quite that pretty!
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