god send

godsend

[god-send]
noun
an unexpected thing or event that is particularly welcome and timely, as if sent by God.

Origin:
1805–15; earlier God's send, variant (by influence of send1) of God's sond or sand, Middle English Godes sand (sand Old English: message, service)

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godsend (ˈɡɒdˌsɛnd)
 
n
a person or thing that comes unexpectedly but is particularly welcome
 
[C19: changed from C17 God's send, alteration of goddes sand God's message, from Old English sand; see send1]

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godsend
1814, "a wreck," from God's send, from God (q.v.) + M.E. sande "that which is sent, message." Sense of "happy chance" is from 1831.
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