Each week I get a note from our bookkeeper letting me know the amount of our Sunday offerings. I was humbled at the giving of our people considering the condition of the world economy. I went back into my office and got down on my knees and thanked God for His goodness when so many in our world are struggling financially. I thanked Him for the people of Living Waters that are learning to walk in new levels of faith.
I got up and crafted an email to our Financial Council to share with them what God was doing in our finances. We have been seeing supernatural provision that has been exceeding our monthly budget. We can’t figure it out. It is simply God doing something that the world’s economy says should not be happening.
As I sat at my desk I heard a loud thud against my office door – like someone had thrown something against it. My office faces a busy street that is one of the main roads leading to a large high school adjacent to our church property. I thought the thud against the door was connected with some act of youthful exuberance.
I got up and opened my office door to look for the prankster. No one was there. Then I looked down. There on my doorstep was a pizza crust – a big one. Then I saw the large crow flying away that had apparently carried the pizza crust through the air and then dropped it against my office door. He was a really good bomber because you would have to throw a perfect shot to make in over the bushes and under the roof line that adorns the back porch of my office. If fact, dropping the pizza crust, and having it hit my door, resembled the accuracy of a laser-guided bomb.
All of this, the door opening, my looking down and seeing the pizza crust and then seeing the crow fly off, took place in just a few seconds. As the crow was flying away the Lord instantly reminded me of Elijah who was told by God to go to the Brook named Kerith and wait. Elijah was told that God would supernaturally provide for him.
In 1 Kings 17:3-5 the text says, “3 Leave here, turn eastward and hide in the Kerith Ravine, east of the Jordan. 4 You will drink from the brook, and I have ordered the ravens to feed you there. 5 So he did what the LORD had told him. He went to the Kerith Ravine, east of the Jordan, and stayed there.”
All the pieces began to fit together. Months ago God spoke to me about the supernatural provision He was bringing to His Church. A supernatural provision that could not be understood with the natural mind. A supernatural provision that would come to His people in ways that could not be predicted or measured.
As I stood in the doorway I felt the hand of God on my shoulder letting me know that no matter how strange this world gets, that we are still His children and He knows how to get bread to our doorstep when the access seems impossible.