The average litter size is eight to twelve piglets, and often several of them do not survive. But this time, the pig gave birth to seventeen piglets and all survived. The firstborn was a gift for the neighbors. Was this just a coincidence? This family knew beyond a doubt that God was blessing their act of love. They believed that God was multiplying the seed for the sower, or in this case, the pigs for the farmer (2Corinthians 9:10-11).