“Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.”Matthew 17:20
The need for a fridge
Earlier this year in March, an old couple (whom we will call Joe and Maria ) came to us and expressed their desire to acquire a working fridge for them to use.
They sought our help and even told us that a secondhand fridge was enough and would be greatly appreciated.
God provided the donor
We started looking for one through social media. Indeed, God moves. On the 28th of March, He sent a person with a very, very special fridge. No doubt, it was an answered prayer!
The next thing to do was move the special fridge into the old couple’s place. It was a large glass-door fridge and needed at least three strong men to help in transporting it.
March, April, May… and June came.
Now the fridge donor reached out and informed us that she needed to give us a deadline. Understandably, she planned to donate the fridge to another organization if we could not pick it up anytime soon as she had already been waiting for so long.
God had really been merciful and touched her heart to give us a few more days to try to find a way; call it a “grace” period.
Jesus promised, “Faith can move mountains”. And so we asked, why can’t our faith move that “tiny” fridge (well, compared to a mountain)? Suddenly, our good Lord revealed something that we can do.
Working together strengthens faith
“Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their toil.”Ecclesiastes 4:9
The idea of seeking help from friends and church brethren came in. Although a bit pricey, transporting heavy stuff in Bangkok is made easier by moving services such as La La Move. However, who will pay?
We made an appeal once more using one of the popular social media platforms. The first hours ran dry. No one was responding.
Before noon, two pledges came from friends whom we know also have nothing but wanted to chip in a bit to help. Throughout the day, we’ve witnessed so much sacrificial giving! It reminded us of the widow in the temple.
“But a poor widow came and put in two very small copper coins, worth only a few cents. Calling his disciples to him, Jesus said, “Truly I tell you, this poor widow has put more into the treasury than all the others.”Mark 12:42-43
We left the appeal online and carried on with our daily tasks. We checked it again and found no additional pledges.
God led us to appeal personally to each of the names He impressed. And we obeyed without a doubt. We have to get that fridge or we will lose it for Joe and Maria.
A token of God’s providence
As seen in the photos, the fridge finally reached Joe and Maria’s place. It will forever be a token of God’s providence in their lives. We praise God for His promptings to awaken us to work together and exercise our faith once again.
This experience teaches us a lesson: that the realization for the need of the weak and lowly is a chance to exercise our faith. We need to wade the water so a miracle can happen. God is only waiting for us to move by faith.
God is also reminding us of how much we can accomplish when we work unitedly. Oh, what a blessed experience! It makes me sing and pray with the lyrics of this song:
“Make us one, that our burdens may be light
Make us one as we seek eternal life
Unite our hands to serve thy children well
Unite us in obedience to thy will.
Make us one! teach us, Lord, to be
Of one faith, of one heart
One in thee.”
Soli Deo gloria!