Tuesday, November 27, 2012
As many of you know, my husband lost his job two weeks ago yesterday [time flies!]. We've certainly been in a state of upheaval and have had some turbulent moments, but God is miraculously giving us the grace to rest in Him, knowing that if He holds the world together in His hands, He can certainly hold our family together! Well, we decorated the house the other day for Christmas and Mary was quite disappointed that we weren't going to get a tree. I said, "Honey, we need to watch every penny so we're not going to get a tree; however, if you want to ask the LORD for one, go right ahead." She started praying for two things: A Christmas tree and money to buy her brother [she got Jonathan's name for Christmas] a present. Well, yesterday we got a call from an acquaintance asking if Mary could 'bunny sit' for a month, and maybe longer. She wants to pay her 1 month in advance. She was elated! She wants to use part of the money [$20 is what we pay at an older guy's tree farm where we cut down the tree ourselves] to buy our Christmas tree. She keeps saying how cool it is that God answered her prayer, and it makes her want to trust Him. I'm SOOOOOO happy that the LORD gave my daughter the desire of her heart!
It might seem insignificant [and unnecessary] to have a Christmas tree when there are weightier issues, but GOD must not think so! I'm SO,SO blessed that He does indeed give the desires of our heart!!!! And that IF He cares for the birds, that He also cares for us!
My girlfriend took this photo and sent it to Mary yesterday.
God is SOOOOOOO wonderful and fully worthy of our unwavering faith.