lessons of love
Tonight, I was greatly encouraged. Our foster child has been such a blessing to us. God is teaching us so much through her. Tonight, it was a simple lesson about prayer.
After praying for over a month now for our foster daughter's pets to be happy, safe and sound; her prayers have been answered. A lady who recognized her today, at the ymca, told her she has been giving her cats treats and soft cat food almost every day.
God does care about our every heart's desire. This reminds me of God's promise in:
"Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?"
God cares about the beautiful life and living things he made on the first several days of creation. But He saved His best and most favorite part of creation for last. He made man and woman. And how much more valuable are we in His eyes, than all of the rest of his beautiful works of art?
*This exquisite picture above was taken by the talented Ray Matthews. This scene of flying gulls is one of my favorites, and was given to us as a wedding present from his family. It hangs proudly in our home. These birds of air will forever remind me of this moment of answered prayer.