During my senior year of High School, I decided to go to a private Christian college rather than a State school. The Christian college I chose was not too far from home, yet far enough away that with the right finances, I could live on campus. Back in 1969, the tuition for a full semester was $1000. That was quite a hurdle in those days.
Not quite knowing how I would pay for my first semester, (my parents didn’t have much money), I prayed and asked God for His provision. Sometimes His provision comes in quite unexpected ways.
My neighbor, who was a year behind me in school, asked me if I thought my mom would like to go on a TV show. My mom, always wanting to have fun and do the unusual, said yes and accepted a couple of tickets to the game show, Let’s Make a Deal. Mom asked her friend Delores to go along with her, and of course I was to go, but because I wasn’t yet 18 years old, I would only get to sit in the audience. So…. My girlfriend and I got Mom all fixed up. When we finished dressing her, she had huge plastic warty looking feet, long black stringy hair, a body suit with a leopard wrap, a huge “Indian Club” which she carried, and a sign that distinguished her “cave lady” look that read, “Come to My Cave, Monty, and Let’s Make a Deal!”.
She was chosen to sit on the trading floor. Then, towards the end of the show, she was selected, along with two other goofy people, to take a key and try to open a Plexiglas box, or trade for what was behind the curtain. The first two people took the curtain. Mom had a choice. The other people’s keys did not open the box. She had a 50/50 chance…. She decided to try her key in the box and turned down the curtain. The curtain had 9 high chairs! Mom took her key, put it in the box, and it opened. She won $1000!
I had my needed tuition money for college…who would have ever guessed God liked to play, “Let’s Make a Deal”?
My God shall supply all your need according to His riches in Glory by Christ Jesus.
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