A little story of God’s faithfulness

August 21st, 2016

Our family arrived home from an evening wedding very late last night.  Close to midnight, before going to bed, we checked email and found the following [edited] in our inbox:

 

Hi,

I have a 2003 Ford E350 handicap-accessible, [ten] passenger wheelchair tie down van that I would like to give to you if you are in need of one.

It has approx 87,000 miles. It is maroon sort of red with vinyl seats and rubber matting on the floor. It is a basic van with no extras. It has a side entrance lift. The lift was put in, brand new, in 2012.   [It] is in excellent condition and works very well.

It runs great; I have not had any engine problems.  I fixed the air conditioning last summer, so it is super cold. It is currently up-to-date in inspection. It has good tires. It has some cosmetic issues, a couple dents and scratches here and there. I have lots of kids and they tend to leave their mark.

The wheelchair goes right behind the front seats, then there is a three-seater bench and four-seater bench in the back. The seats/interior are in good condition. No tears or stains that I am aware of.

When praying on what I should do with my van, your name, actually Josie’s name, kept coming to mind.

I would prefer to keep this confidential.

Email me any questions or a time when you want to come look at it.

 

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——–, we are speechless at your offer coming right at this time. It is just another proof to us that God owns the cattle on a thousand hills and can move them whithersoever He pleases.

Let me explain.

We currently own three vehicles. First is a 1995 fifteen-passenger with nearly 300,000 miles on it that we’ve used hard for almost eleven years. Its transmission is beginning to go, so it stalls a lot and is generally unreliable. We removed the rear seat years ago and use it as an eleven-passenger.

We also have a 1994 Buick sedan that had a book value of $700 when one of our kids totaled it recently. Nobody was hurt, and the car is still legally drivable, just uglier than ever and lets the rain in!

Then we have the wheelchair minivan that came with Josie; I drive it unless Laura is using it when I need it, then I drive the big Bessie.

Well, when Joshua’s pickup truck died some months ago, he drove either our big van or Buick to work every day. Now he’s just driving the smashed Buick while he attempts to create one usable truck out of two unusable ones. Why yes, our property is beginning to look like a car cemetery!

I hadn’t driven the big van in some time, so when I needed a vehicle for Verity’s dental appointment while Laura was working all day every day last week, its deteriorating condition registered with me. Joe and I discussed it briefly and wondered, “Well, God, how will You provide this time?”

When your email came in the midst of a full and joyful weekend (my niece and her sweetheart were married Saturday evening, and we all attended), we were so thrilled and grateful to see His answer to that question.

YES, we are in need of the vehicle you have offered to us. Please accept our humble and very grateful THANK YOU and know that your obedience to the Holy Spirit’s prompting has encouraged our faith!

In Him,
Susanna for all the Mussers

 

We’re so proud of how well Verity handled her very first visit to the dentist!

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11 Responses to “A little story of God’s faithfulness”

  1. maureen a. ;) says:

    Thank you for sharing this beautiful reminder of His goodness towards us and His attention to the details that make it so personal. Praising Him for providing for your family! It is so evident to me once again that obedience precedes blessing.

  2. Aunt Mary says:

    Amen. What an awesome God we serve!

  3. Jenny says:

    We serve an awesome God who provides in a timely manner~~Praise Be To God!

  4. Deanna Rabe says:

    This is just like God!

  5. Amy says:

    I love to read about things like this happening. We have seen God provide like this for our family too!

  6. Rebekah D. says:

    Wow! This is an encouragement!

  7. Jeannie says:

    Praise God!

  8. Amy says:

    Praise God, He does meet our needs! He provided a van for our family recently too. He is so good!

  9. Amy says:

    Oh, and Verity is so sweet!!

  10. Susanna says:

    Interestingly, the same kid who totaled the Buick finished it off after I wrote this post, haha! You can imagine that it didn’t take much to make that happen. Still, the timing is really funny! So that car’s gone, as of this morning when its new owner towed it off for parts, hurray! Tomorrow, after we receive the new van, Joshua is getting the old van to drive back and forth to work for the time being. Lord willing. :)

  11. Melissa says:

    Our amazing God…great is His faithfulness!

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