When I grew up, we always had an orange on Christmas morning in the toe of our stocking. That is a tradition that we have carried on with our two boys. This year, I debated about still doing it because of the price of oranges right now. I had been praying about it, because I knew my boys enjoy them as well. I figured I would just have to bite the bullet and just buy four of them, so we each could have one. Funds have been tight, so I really felt that we couldn't afford more than that.
Last week as I went out to do our holiday grocery shopping, I scanned the store fliers one more time to see if oranges were on sale. I had been watching the ads for several weeks. I was so excited when I saw that the store in town was advertising that you could buy a five pound bag of navel oranges for five dollars and get another five pound bag free. I was so blessed. Not only could we each have an orange this year, but an over abundance than what I had expected.
A day later I dropped a gift off at a dear friend of mine. She surprised me with yet another five pound bag of oranges! I was almost moved to tears. All I had prayed for was just four oranges and God supplied a triple blessing of three bags of them. What an awesome God we serve!