What does the word godsend mean?

Usage examples for godsend

  1. The advent of so many frontiersmen seemed a godsend to the perplexed and worried missionaries. – The Spirit of the Border A Romance of the Early Settlers in the Ohio Valley by Zane Grey
  2. Of course I could not very well do this while- while I was- well, no matter why, but this offer just seemed to be a sort of godsend, for it will enable me to cut myself free at once, and the sea breezes and Rocky Mountain air and gold- hunting will, I expect, take away the desire for strong drink altogether. – Charlie to the Rescue by R.M. Ballantyne