In all our life we paid electricity bill and phone bill in time so that the services were not cut. But month the situation was different. We did not pay bill in time and line man came the following day to remove the fuse from the carrier.
I was so embarrassed and I did not know what to say or how to face them. So I just walked into my room and began to lie on bed rather thought less. I could not even pray!
Joyce is able to manage such situation and as the line man walked into our compound she greeted him and was kind of trying to manage the situation. But the line man is helpless if we did not pay the bill.
Before Joyce could say any thing to the line man, came the post man into our compound. He had with him an M.O. for Rs.l000/- and it was just sufficient to pay the EB bill. It was around 950 or so that month!
Some times we do get some money orders. But the amount will be smaller. We do not ever remember getting a thousand rupees as MO any time before or after.
The story is that a old friend of Joyce from her days before marriage, met one of our friends in Dubai. When Joyce’s friend knew that our friend from was from Coimbatore and we too were in Coimbatore, she gave our friend this amount to be given to Joyce when our friend got back to India. So the amount was sent as MO by our friend after reaching her home town in India. That amount reached us in time for the EB bill!!
If the bill was not paid, we would have been without electricity until it would be paid.
Praise be to God who daily bears our burden. Amen and amen.