Sean and I have wanted to buy a dining room table ever since we moved into our townhouse at the end of February, but we never had enough money to buy one. There was always something we needed to buy that was a higher priority. Both of us really like the idea of eating dinner at a table, rather than while sitting on the couch watching TV. We did have a small, 2-person table at our old apartment, but we wanted something that would seat at least 3 people, since we've got Christina with us now. On top of that, we like having friends over for dinner occasionally, but it's a bit awkward without a table to eat at.
It just so happened that our friend Kena's boyfriend was moving in with a new roommate, and he needed to get rid of most of his furniture. Kena told us he had a dining room table and four chairs that he was looking to sell. We got in touch with him, and he offered us the beautiful wood table and chairs for only $50. Of course, we took him up on his offer, and now we have a dining room table! We've only eaten at it once since we got it, but it was great to just have a quiet dinner and talk about how our days went. Now I'm planning to get a large, unscented candle for the center of the table, and maybe some flowers to use as a centerpiece.
God is so good to provide for us when we're in need, and make sure we're NOT in need when we need to shell out the big bucks for something. He helps us to always stay pretty even as far as how much money we have, which is good, since:
"No one can serve two masters. Either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money." - Matthew 6:24
"...if riches increase, do not set your heart on them." - Psalm 62:10