Feather your Nest Friday, 25 June, 2022.
I am sorry I am a day late. Mum needed to attend a specialist appointment in the city and so we went together. I went to the dentist at the same time to save a trip. Despite the appointments we still had a pretty good time!
Like last week I am thinking you better get comfortable I have a lot to report! I have more to report and say than I think I can!
Many of you have been with me on my journey for a pretty long time and you know me pretty well. So I am going to share something. Early in the week I was having a bit of a misery. It was a collection of small things and it was silly but the icing on the cake was that all around the wider district lambing season had finished although here lambs were still being born. However I didn't get a lamb this year. With big numbers of ewes lambing there are usually some orphans. Sometimes it can happen with twins where one is left behind. I put word out and asked so that everyone knew I would take lambs! But nothing. On top of this I felt so sad that some people could pick up orphan lambs but don't. Wishing to take on the orphans is truly wishing for the crumbs from the table. And yet still no lambs.
Monday night I prayed. I felt that my Heavenly Father loves me so he might send me a lamb. I have all sorts of feelings praying this way because I don't NEED a lamb. God surely has bigger fish to fry. I also included a clause that I understood maybe there is a reason I should not have a lamb this year. But I prayed.
On Tuesday I got on with my usual day. The man who leases some of our land drives past pretty well every day. This day he drove past very slowly and I heard his ute come into the drive way. I thought "Oh that will be my lamb!" As I thought this I caught myself and thought it was a bit silly. Then I heard "baaaaaaa!" and Johnnie walked up to the front door carrying a tiny lamb. I could see him coming through our big front windows. I opened the door and he was beaming and said "here you go!"
I was just amazed and blessed. I knew. These things have happened to me before, too many to count. But everything about this was beautiful and touching. That God should care about my small and silly request. And this tiny little lamb.