I work in an optical shop, and one day an elderly
gentleman brought in his wife's glasses. The frames were broken and
beyond repair. The lenses were very strong and I knew the owner could
not even function without her glasses. The old style of frame was
discontinued. And we had nothing like it in our store. Then I remembered
what I had in my car.
While I was in optical school some 10 years earlier,
my instructor had given me a discontinued frame to use myself. All
these years I had not done anything with them and had them in a box in
my closet. Just the week before, I cleaned out that closet
and had taken that frame and some old glasses out to give to the Lions
Club. Even though I had been by the drop box several times, I had
not dropped them off. Sure enough they were the ones in my car.
I was able to put her lenses into the frame and did this in about 20 minutes.
The old man insisted I call his wife and tell
her what had happened. When I told her, she said she had been praying
all that time, because she had a Bible class to teach in about an hour,
to some college students and needed those glasses.
I believe God knew she would need that frame 10
years before, and was providing. After all the Word says He answers
our prayers even before we ask.