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.
If you died today, are you absolutely certain that you would go to heaven? You can be! TRUST JESUS NOW
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