by Macy Johnson
“Asher’s food will be rich; he will provide delicacies fit for a king.”
(Genesis 49:20 NIV)
“I would love to eat some Boudin,” my husband announced one afternoon while enjoying the view from our front porch. Jeff often hankers after Louisiana cuisine, since he grew up near Shreveport on Barksdale Air Force Base where his father was stationed.
I searched online for the Cajun delicacy of pork liver and rice in a sausage casing, but shipping prices were prohibitive. It must be packed in dry ice to ship to us in Georgia. So, Jeff decided to table his desires.
One Tuesday afternoon, about a week later, we pulled into the parking lot of our local Walmart to purchase new jeans for Jeff. He misplaced a pair of his favorite slacks sometime over the summer.
We are impressed with the quality of meats carried by Walmart and decided to check out their available selections. While Jeff inspected the steaks, my eyes were drawn nearby to the link sausages. Next to the Italian link sausage packages were several packs of Boudin! I couldn’t believe my eyes! In fact I made such a fuss a lady shopper near us chuckled and quickly moved away. Those crazy Louisiana people! she must have thought.
Little did we know Boudin was right under our nose, not far from home. I could hear God snicker with the lady pushing her cart past us. He put the desire in my husband’s mind and then led us to the exact spot where He had hidden it for us. I am still astounded at the perfect timing of His amazing grace! Like a hoarder I picked up several more bundles on another Walmart trip not long afterward.
I will thank God for all the delicacies He provides in unexpected ways. I hope you will, too!