I always thought that there’s a reason for everything.
When we got engaged, we had agreed that it would not be a lavish wedding. We had a budget for every aspect and same goes with the wedding gown. I specifically prayed for the amount that I could afford. I wouldn’t go anywhere beyond that. And lo and behold! We found a couturier who gave us the exact amount I had prayed for! I was overjoyed!
And then I got the gown…
It wasn’t what I was expecting. It didn’t fit well even after numerous adjustments. I was really frustrated and told myself that I WILL NOT WEAR THAT GOWN!
After much thought, I considered wearing my sister’s gown she wore on her wedding. It fit me perfectly and I loved it! And that’s what I wore on my wedding.
What happened to my first gown? It was just lying inside its box.
2 years after during a retreat, I was having a conversation with a friend and she said they were looking for people who could donate wedding gowns for a mass wedding that would be held in a few weeks. I was thrilled! I said I had an unused gown I could give her. She was really happy!
Then 2 months after I hosted another mass wedding and one of the brides’ gown was very familiar. Oh, it was my first gown!
Looking back at that series of events, I realized that God does not waste any experience. For me 2 years ago, it was a waste of money to have a wedding gown made and not use it. But now, I realized that God had orchestrated that instance so I would be able to share that gown to other brides.
Isn’t God amazing???
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