Saturday, April 21

and I'm surprised?

There are so many things that God has done for me, that by now I should not be surprised when something wonderful and unexpected and exciting happens. However. I am human, and so, when I found out today that a piano will be delivered to my door next Tuesday, I just about lost control of my hallelujah-ing self.

Here's the story - a few weeks ago, I got an email notification from Freecycle that someone wanted to give away a piano. I thought "WOO HOO! A free piano would be great!" and promptly emailed to let the party know of my interest. After a day or so I figured I wasn't the only one who thought a free piano was a good deal. Well, a few weeks passed and I'd honestly forgotten all about the advertised piano. Then. Today, in my email, was a note from the piano owner (who "just happens" to be a member of our church) saying that he has arranged for Two Men and a Truck to drop off the piano at my house on Tuesday, and put it wherever I want it.

How often does one receive gifts like this? OK. I am the FIRST to admit that my piano playing "skills" are so remedial that the word must be written in quotation marks. But I do enjoy sitting down in front of some new music and plunking out the notes on occasion. We have an el cheapo garage sale keyboard that I've been using for that purpose. Just the other day was thinking how great it would be for Aaron to grow up around a piano. I thought to myself, "I should start praying about a piano." But I never got around to it!!! Once again, God has blown me away with His overabundant provision. (And, yes, I have a renewed resolve to learn how to play that thing better!)

Join in, everyone! I can hear Mr. Hairgrove's voice, "Exceeding abundantly, above all we ask or think, that's what our God can do..." I know a free piano pales in comparison to salvation, and all the other Workings that God does in our lives and hearts. But I am vvvvvvvvvery excited about this newest "it-sure-is-nice-to-have-even-though-I-don't-need-it" provision from God!!!

10 comments:

Busch family said...

Jenny,
Congratulations on your new piano! I'm so excited for you. I too enjoy the benefits of freecycle - we have been blessed with some amazing things. It's wonderful how the Lord chooses to supply and show us His faithfulness! Thank you for sharing this - it urges me to pray more for the things that would be nice, but we don't really need!
Enjoy playing!

Alicia said...

God has flourished us lately with several nice-to-have-things that we didn't really need! It reminds us that our God is a LOVING and GOOD God that loves to lavish Himself upon us. What a picture of the unmerited favor we enjoy with Him!

Can't wait to see pictures of your newest blessing!

The Barkers said...

What a great story! I know someone who can give you lessons! :-)

Rachel said...

Jenny,
I can completely identify. One of my former students gave me her piano just days before we moved. She has MS and can no longer play. Needless to say, I was moved to tears. Our God is so good to us. Congratulations and Enjoy!

Kelly Glupker said...

What a neat story! We should all start keeping a record of how the Lord provides for us. When we are down in the valley it will be encouraging to remind ourselves how God has always taken care of us. It will also be neat to share these testimonies with your children as they get older.

nate, christina, and connor said...

haha! i love it that you referenced the song! which is still frequently sung in the hairgrove home. :~) what a neat blessing.

ruth said...

Praise the Lord! That's so cool!

jeileenbaylor said...

Very awesome! We are so glad to hear of God's continued provision :o)

Adam and Kari Godshall said...

Hey Jenny,
Very exciting story. It puts us to shame to think how suprised we become with such special things from our Father above! I can amen with you on praising Him for always doing things "exceeding abundantly..." So...start practicing!

partyofsix said...

praise the Lord. the piano is so beautiful! i am so happy for you. that is exciting.