Our neighbor's garden is in perfect view from my kitchen window. One night last week as I washed the evening dishes I just kept looking at all the red tomatoes on the vines. I prayed and told the Lord that it would be wonderful to have some tomatoes for this sauce; but I did not want to go over and greedily ask for them. I asked God to allow me to be able to know if they were going to use them. Well, the very next afternoon our neighbor was out getting some of his garden tore out and preparing the ground for winter. He then told me on his own that they had so many tomatoes that they did not know what to do with them all. He asked me if I would like some. I told him about the desired sauce making - explaining that it DID call for 36 big red tomatoes. He begged me to come and pick ALL the tomatoes I wanted. So - that afternoon - I went to town making sauce. It was a big job; but oh so rewarding as I cleaned up and heard the tops of the jars popping to make it known they were sealed until needed at a later date.
After tiding up my kitchen from my Italian sauce making adventure - I made up a couple of pumpkin pies - - one for my family and one for the neighbors next door. I am thankful to have neighbors that share and are neighborly; but I know ultimately that my Heavenly Father gave me those ripe tomatoes! He knows the secret desires of my heart - He dotingly cares for me and blesses me - so much more than I deserve. How in awe I am of His love for me - not only meeting the bare necessities of my life - but abundantly caring for me - so that I "have need of nothing."
I trust you are having a beautiful week. Thanks so much for stopping by.