I've known since Tuesday what I wanted to share with you this week. In fact, I've avoided posting so I didn't slip up and tell you early!!
The women's ministry team I'm part of (Freedom's Call) has an event this Monday, Sept. 22 in Charlotte. It is the first time since I've joined the team that all five of us have been at an event together. To say that we are excited is an understatement. God has done quite a bit of work in all five of our lives over the last year preparing us for our "now". It is a year of testimony that sends me to me knees each time I think about it.
Jill our teacher, asked the worship team earlier in September if any of us still had our wedding dresses and more importantly, could we still get into them!! Well I'll have you know....I do and I can...here's the proof!!
THIS is a God Stop in and of itself, but this isn't what I'm about to pop out of my skin to tell you! (Maybe pop out of the dress...!)
At the end of Jill's teaching she wanted one member to sing "Beauty for Ashes" and for one of us to come out in our wedding dress.
Well.....I could get in, but walking around was another story :) Things, ummm, change after babies. ;)
Anyway...Monday night we came up with a really cool thing to go on during the song, took a video of it and felt like it was awesome. We had chills just watching it.
Jill loved what we had come up with, but still felt like we needed someone IN THE DRESS. SO...
We began to pray. Since we were less than 7 days away from the event, renting a dress was out of the picture.
One of our worship team members (the girl that will actually be the main character in this drama) was running errands with her husband on Tuesday. While he stood in the LONG line at the tag office, she ran across the street to a thrift store just in case they had a dress we could use.
They had three. (Understand, Amy is about an inch shorter than me. Dresses that fit us don't exist!)
Of the three dresses only one was anywhere close to fitting her so she grabbed it to try on.
It was perfect! It would slide over her "bag lady" clothes she would begin this drama in. PLUS it was pretty, I've seen it and it is very pretty!
She looked at the price tag $69.
$69 she didn't have.
Then she noticed a strange yellow sticker on the tag. She asked the clerk what that meant. This was her response...
"For today that dress is .99"
99 CENTS GIRLS!! 99 CENTS!!!!!
When she checked out she wound up paying $1.05 for a wedding dress.
Now...do you think it was any coincidence that Tuesday was the day THAT dress would be marked down? I don't. That was nothing but God Almighty showing off for Freedom's Call.
He was our Provider once again.
I can't wait to see what He does in Charlotte on Monday night!!
Thursday, September 18, 2008
Posted by ocean mommy at 9/18/2008 05:19:00 PM