Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Toilet Paper Blessing??

It seems that everything I've been writing about lately has been written by someone else. But this one I can't resist.

It came out in the call-in part of our "overgrown small town" newspaper. People love to complain about everything and anything, and they don't have to identify themselves, so it gets pretty crazy sometimes. Evidently there's been quite a bit of tp'ing going on around here lately. Several people have called in to complain. But yesterday there was a letter to the editor that looked at it with an entirely different slant.

The letter was entitled "God works mysteriously through toilet paper." The woman who wrote the letter belonged to a Bible study group. They were discussing miracles one day when the leader told this story about her dear little aunt, who was a true woman of God. "She lived on very limited Social Security payments, but never complained. One night she was praying, 'Lord, I know you provide all my needs and I trust in you. I won't receive another check for four or five days. Now, Lord, I can manage everything else, but I just don't know how I'm going to manage being completely out of toilet paper.'

"That night she went to bed assured her needs would be provided. The next morning she looked out the window and the entire front of her house had been tp'd. She went out and rolled up all the toilet paper and had enough to last her the rest of the week.

"True story. Now, I never look at a house that has been tp'd that I don't recall this story with a smile."

It made me laugh out loud. I'd love to meet this little old saint! I also love the fact that the headline writer actually "got it!"

16 comments:

MugwumpMom said...

See, that just proves it!! Not only is He a good and gracious, providing God, but He also has a crazy sense of humour!

Love it.

Nikkie said...

That is too funny! I'll never look at a tp'd yard the same way again!

kpjara said...

That is hilarious and such an awesome story! God will provide...one way or another, God will provide!

Brenda said...

Love it! God does work in mysterious ways. We just don't always recognize it. Thanks for sharing the story.

Sherry said...

Nothin' like the good ol' RH-line. I'm really missing reading those comments, they make things seems so funny and futile. I know the story you're talking about was on the other page, but the RH line is hilarious.

Dawn said...

But it all started with the RH line! Every day I swear I won't read it again, but it's like watching a train wreck - you can't stop!

Stephanie said...

Mysterious ways.

Diane said...

Those kids meant that for evil, but God used it for good. Hey, whatever works! ;D

Praying for your Prodigal said...

EWWWW! :)

Way-to-go God!

Diane

Kristen said...

Wow. What a hilarious story! Great and inspiring, though.

Ahhh....the days of tp'ing houses. What great memories. And what a weird thing to do. Whoever thought of that first?!

Jessica said...

That is funny!

That shows that God will provide our needs...

C. H. Green said...

I love this post! By the way, I have linked to you in my blogroll. I hope you don't mind.

Barb said...

Hysterical, Dawn. Proof that God DOES work in mysterious (and funny) ways!

Thanks for trekking through my 100 things. I had no idea anyone would actually read all that. Might have been a little more discreet had I known. :-)

Code Yellow Mom said...

That is the most adorable story! I am going to think of it every time I drive by a good "TP" from now on!

Maine Mom said...

The Lord does provide when we ask for His help! Great story!

Karla said...

That is so cute!! :)