Once there lived, an old man who was carpenter who used to live with his family. One day, he was building some crates for the clothes, his church was sending to some orphanage in China.
After completing work on his way to home, when old man reached into his pocket to find his glasses, he realized that they were gone.
When he tried to remember where he could have left them, he realized that the glasses he had may slipped out of his pocket unnoticed and fallen into one of those crate he made and had nailed shut.
Old man brand new glasses were heading for China!
Old man had spent 20$ to buy those glasses that very morning and he didn’t have much money because of that he was upset by the thought of having to buy another pair.
Old man was frustrated, he said, “It’s not fair.. God..! I have been very faithful in giving of my time and money to your work and now this..”
Several months later, Director of orphanage was on furlough in US. He wanted to visit churches that supported him in China.
So, on Sunday, he came to speak at Old man’s small church in Chicago, US. Director began by thanking people for their support to orphanage.
Then he said, “But most of all, I must thank you for that glasses you sent me last year. You see, communists had just swept through orphanage, destroying everything including my glasses.
Along with not being able to see well, I experienced headaches every day, so my coworkers and I were much in prayer about this.
Then your crates arrived. When my staff removed the covers, they found a pair of glasses lying on top.”
Then director paused long enough to let his words sink in. Then, still gripped with the wonder of it all he continued, “Folks, When i tried on glasses, it was though they had been custom-made just for me. I want to thank you for being a part of that.”
People listened and were happy for him. They thought that, he must have confused their church with some other as there were no glasses on the list of items to be sent overseas.
But sitting quietly in the back, with tears streaming down his face, an ordinary carpenter realized the Master Carpenter had used him in an extraordinary way.
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