The “Blessing”

Dear Readers, 

     This is a simple story of faith that recently happened to my family…

 

     THE BLESSING-  Journal Entry, March 1, 2014

 

     "They found her!"  Another answer to prayer.  But let me start at the beginning…

 

     About 10 days ago my granddaughter lost her beloved pet that her father purchased as a gift for her 12th birthday just last November.  For years now, she has been begging him for a pet of her own.  But living in a third floor apartment, he did not want to deal with an animal.  He finally gave in and surprised her with this sweet baby whom she promptly named, "Blessing!"

     She immediately fell in love with the animal and cared for her daily.  Then one day she got loose and disappeared.  The family searched and searched to no avail.  After a few days they assumed she must be dead.  Someone probably left the cover ajar on her cage.

     My son has great faith and trust in God.  He told me, "Mom, after 20 years of being a salesman, I have to depend on the Lord daily for my income!"  His daughter has been crying continuously and begging her father to get her another pet.  So, through her tears he told his twelve year old, "Let’s pray together that we find her.  Let’s just keep praying for now!"  Every night they faithfully ask Jesus to help them locate the pet, and while the rest of us are fretting, my son waits patiently.  He prays and waits, and prays and waits some more.  It amazes me how much the Lord answers his prayers as he tells me, "Mom, I can’t afford to do anything but wait!"

     Since her precious "Blessing" is nocturnal by nature, she sleeps by day and only moves around at night.  After 10 days of being gone, most of us had given up ever seeing her again, but at 3 A.M. this morning, March 1, 2014, they were awakened with loud noises coming from the bathroom that sounded like a burgler had broken in.  Shampoo and conditioner were being knocked into the bathtub sounding like someone was searching the apartment.  Her frightened mother jumped out of bed panicky only to surprisingly find little "Blessing" in the tub.

     And so another answer to my oldest child’s endless requests to the Lord, gets put on his list forever.  What a wonderful witness to my sweet grandchild.  My son’s faith astounds me, and I continue to be amazed, ever since he accepted Jesus Christ at 11 years old.

                                   Love in Christ,  Claire  xoxo 

     P.S.  Did I mention that "Blessing" is a beautiful baby Ball Python?

 

     James 1:4, "Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything." (NIV)

      Ph.4:6+7, " Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus."  (NKJV) 

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The “Blessing”

Dear Readers, 

     This is a simple story of faith that recently happened to my family…

 

     THE BLESSING-  Journal Entry, March 1, 2014

 

     "They found her!"  Another answer to prayeer.  But let me start at the beginning…

 

     About 10 days ago my granddaughter lost her beloved pet that her father purchased as a gift for her 12th birthday just last November.  For years now, she has been begging him for a pet of her own.  But living in a third floor apartment, he did not want to deal with an animal.  He finally gave in and surprised her with this sweet baby whom she promptly named, "Blessing!"

     She immediately fell in love with the animal and cared for her daily.  Then one day she got loose and disappeared.  The family searched and searched to no avail.  After a few days they assumed she must be dead.  Someone probably left the cover ajar on her cage.

     My son has great faith and trust in God.  He told me, "Mom, after 20 years of being a salesman, I have to depend on the Lord daily for my income!"  His daughter has been crying continuously and begging her father to get her another pet.  So, through her tears he told his twelve year old, "Let’s pray together that we find her.  Let’s just keep praying for now!"  Every night they faithfully ask Jesus to help them locate the pet, and while the of us are fretting, my son waits patiently.  He prays and waits, and prays and waits some more.  It amazes me how much the Lord answers his prayers as he tells me, "Mom, I can’t afford to do anything but wait!"

     Since her precious "Blessing" is nocturnal by nature, she disappears by day and only moves around at night.  After 10 days of being gone, most of us had given up ever seeing her again, but at 3 A.M. this morning, March 1, 2014, they were awakened with loud noises coming from the bathroom that sounded like a burgler had broken in.  Shampoo and conditioner were being knocked into the bath tub sounding like someone was searching the apartment.  Her frightened mother jumped out of bed panicky only to surprisingly find little "Blessing" in the tub.

     And so another answer to my oldest child’s endless requests to the Lord, gets put on his list forever.  What a wonderful witness to my sweet grandchild.  My son’s faith astounds me, and I continue to be amazed, ever since he accepted Jesus Christ at 11 years old.

                                   Love in Christ,  Claire  xoxo 

     P.S.  Did I mention that "Blessing is a beautiful baby Ball Python?

 

     James 1:4, "Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything." (NIV)

      Ph.4:6+7, " Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus."  (NKJV) 

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