The Frozen Chickens that Flew: A Testimony of Provision
December 15, 2021 8:25 PM
December 15, 2021
In the difficult times ahead, as supply lines are affected and certain populations enter famine, the Lord has prompted me to share my testimonies of provision.
Over twenty years ago, I used to work overseas in the Pacific islands far west of Hawaii. Life was more difficult for women there than in the mainland United States, and I often found myself volunteering to do human rights work on behalf of women who had been raped or were trapped in sex trafficking. Ironically, in settings and situations where people assumed God had abandoned these suffering women, that is where I most often saw miraculous provision.
One day, while traveling on a highway to do a pastoral visit with a woman who had been brutally raped, I said a quick prayer to God the Father: “Please, Father God, fill this woman’s refrigerator so she can have something to eat. In Jesus’s name. Amen.” In the days right after her rape, she had lost her employment and had no income to buy food. She lived alone and had no one to care for her.
Within 30 seconds of my prayer, I saw a large cardboard box fly up and out of the top of a truck ahead of me on the highway. The box then fell and hit the road surface, rolling to the shoulder of the highway. In the Spirit, I kept hearing, “Go to the side of the road! Check out the box! Now!” So I moved to the shoulder and slowed to a stop. I got out of my pickup truck and walked over to the box, which looked intact. It had not been crushed by the fall and did not even appear dented. Printed on the sides of the box were the words, “12 Frozen Whole Chickens.” I marveled at what lay before me, picked it up (my, was it heavy!), and placed it in the back of my pickup.
When I reached this woman’s home, I brought the box in with me. “With what you just went through, you may believe God has abandoned you,” I told her. “But look! He hasn’t.” And then I told her the story of how the heavy box of frozen chickens had defied gravity and flown up and out of the truck. We opened the box and tried to fit as many chickens as we could in her mid-sized refrigerator with its small freezer. So many chickens were left over that I had to go to her neighbors and ask them to store a chicken or two in their freezers. Her neighbors were not aware of what had happened to her and how she needed protection and support. Now they would be extra vigilant and check in on her.
Our God is a good Father who provides well for his children, especially when they are in great need. Ask for provision, and He will respond, sometimes in seconds, and with so much that you will need to share it with others! Praise the Lord!
Matthew 7:7-11 (NIV)
7 “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. 8 For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.
9 “Which of you, if your son asks for bread, will give him a stone? 10 Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a snake? 11 If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him!