It’s been a couple of weeks since Mother’s Day, but I wanted to share with you my gifts from that day.
My oldest daughter, Amanda, made me a homemade card. Bless her heart. That was a big project for her! The cat looks just like her sister’s cat, Oliver.
My youngest daughter, Jillian, and I got to visit with a Skype chat. She’s two thousand miles away so that was the best present I could have gotten from her from so far – a face to face chat!
My middle daughter Kristen phoned me. It’s always nice to talk to Kristen. Little does she know that she gave me a huge gift on Mother’s day!
Last summer, Kristen and her husband Ric toiled over the planter area in front of my living room windows. I do not have a green thumb and it was a sad rectangle of dirt and weeds. Ric and Kristen pulled weeds, planted all kinds of perennials and mulched the area. It looked awesome!
Of course everything looked like it died over the winter and the one shrub looked like a stick skeleton! On Mother’s day (after endless freezing weather) things finally warmed up and I had so many plants that suddenly peeked and poked through the brown dirt to show new growth! I was thrilled! I took pictures today that you can see on the left to show how well everything is growing.
It made me think 🙂
So many times when we pray to God for strength, or an answer, or guidance, or new direction, it can seem like our prayers are not heard. In our impatient desire for immediate answers, we may feel as though our prayerful pleas have fallen on cold frozen ground. There they lie lifeless and forgotten.
Fear not! God DOES hear our prayers. Always. But it might not be the right time, or place, or situation yet for our answer! He may be making the changes – unbeknownst to us – to give us our answer. There may be people or other things that first must change or rearrange to be part of God’s answer to us. Just like those plants that hid beneath the dirt in my front planter – I saw no growth and no sign of them all winter. But when the time was right, it was a miracle to see those lovely leaves unfold and the green push through the dirt to reveal new life!
God hears our prayers. And God may be working behind the scenes right now on something special just for you!
Hebrews 11:1 Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.
Like the beauty of fresh green leaves that push through the seemingly cold dead earth after a long cold winter are the sweet blessings of answered prayers that God has worked to create and grow in your life for you.
Keep the faith!
And thank you Kristen and Ric <3