How does God provide for your needs?




Several years ago, one evening, we were having supper with other brothers here in Acilia, and I was saying that God in His faithfulness and goodness provides for our needs. So one of those brothers who were at table (he was a Rumanian brother) asked me the following question: ‘Giacinto, how does God provide for your needs?’ I was about to answer him, telling him how God had provided for our needs on several occasions, when suddenly the doorbell rang. It was one of our neighbours, who said that her freezer was broken and she was compelled to get rid of what was in the freezer. Thus she gave us a pile of boxes containing frozen fish (seven or eight boxes, I don’t remember exactly).

When we all saw those boxes, I said to that Rumanian brother: ‘That’s how God provides for our needs’ and we – who were astonished – rejoiced in the Lord and thanked Him. The Lord is really great. To Him be the glory now and forevermore. Amen.


Giacinto Butindaro