Sunday, 01 August 2021

M Michele's Musings

The Unexpected Blessing

The Blessings from Our Father Above

Recently I went through the drive-thru for my favorite breakfast at McDonalds, an Egg McMuffin and sweet tea. I placed my order and when I got to the window to pay I was told that my breakfast had been paid by the gentlemen in front of me. Not recognizing the vehicle or driver I asked who he was. The cashier replied that she did not know but that he came through every morning and paid for the meals of three or four vehicles behind him. I was astonished and blessed beyond measure. The “McDonald’s” man had made my day with one single act of kindness and I didn’t even know who he was so that I could thank him.

Though the man remained nameless and faceless and I couldn’t thank him, my thoughts immediately turned to God and I thanked Him for the man in front of me and the blessing I had received. I thought how like God this man’s act of kindness was and, according to the cashier, is every day. He wasn’t driving a Rolls Royce or anything fancy that spoke of money. Yet every day, he pays for the meals of several cars behind him; digging into his own pocket, a selfless act on behalf of people he doesn’t know a thing about.

This reminds me that God is our heavenly Father. He also is faceless yet He is always touching our lives in tangible ways. He is that wonderful Father giving good things to His children. He is our protector, comforter, teacher, provider, healer and He bestows wonderful gifts. The difference between the “McDonald’s” man and God is that that our Father knows each of us inside and out. He is intimately acquainted with each and every one of us and even in the midst of our failures He is still good to us every single day. Just as the “McDonald’s” man blesses people on a daily basis our Father pours out His blessings over and over every single day. Often we miss the blessings because we don’t look for the signs but then out of the blue, a blessing, something small, something big, will flow our way and make our day, week or year. The blessings He has bestowed upon us can even last a lifetime.

Every good and perfect gift is from above,
coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights,
with whom there is no change or shifting shadow.” James 1:17

He is the one and only perfect Father. Because of Jesus Christ, His sacrifice and our acceptance of His free gift of salvation we are adopted as children of God. Through our adoption, God becomes our Abba (Abba Father). The word Abba means “daddy” in Aramaic. The term signifies a close, trusting and intimate relationship between a child and his/her father. God loves us with an everlasting love and as God’s children we have acceptance, redemption, forgiveness of sins, wisdom, favor, protection, security and purpose; unending blessings.

for the Father Himself loves you, because you have loved Me and have
believed that I came forth from the Father.” John 16:17

Love in Christ, Michele
Copyright May 2016 ~ Michele LeDoux Abshire

Columnist: Michele Abshire


Michele Abshire is a housewife, mother, grandmother, and full time legal assistant. She has been published in Lake Charles, Louisiana publications, Christian Star Newspaper and Gumbeaux Magazine.  

Michele began writing notes of encouragement to people God put on her heart which led her in the direction of writing short encouraging stories, letters, essays and analogies.  This quickly became a ministry for her.  

Michele's vision is to reach people with encouraging messages that will lift their heart and bring joy for sorrow and hope for discouragement. Michele enjoys your feedback so leave a comment in the form at the bottom of the page or email her at



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