Hello Prayer Warriors, happy Saturday night to you all!
We have had a lovely, easy going, Saturday and it has been wonderful! We slept late, had friends over to visit and then swam in the rain, met one of my brothers and his family for dinner & ice cream, and packed for St. Jude. We are very thankful for his past week that has allowed us to rest and recuperate. I don’t think we were really aware how badly we needed some time to just be a family.
Tonight as Kayleigh and I are snuggling in the bed I asked her what I should share. At first she didn’t know, but somehow our conversation made it around to worrying. I can’t imagine being 7 and having all of this going on. Kayleigh has amazed me with her grace, poise and maturity. Even her questions are beyond her years. And often, I do not have the answers to the questions that she asks. So tonight, as her mind was working through her questions, and the unknown was becoming a little heavy, God brought Matthew 6:25-34 to mind.
As Kayleigh and I worked through that scripture, piece by piece, applying it specifically to her, I could physically see her fear and worry being replaced by peace. The tension melted from her little body and she has drifted off to sleep. But before she drifted off to sleep I asked if maybe I should share these verses with all of you. She wanted to know why grown ups would need these verses. I explained to her that grown ups are even worse than kids about worrying. Too often we get caught up in the circumstances that we are in and forget to look to the one that is in control.
So my friends, here are your verses from Kayleigh tonight. I pray if you find yourself worrying about anything that these will help you let go of the worry. God is bigger than any circumstance, even brain cancer.
25 “That is why I tell you not to worry about everyday life—whether you have enough food and drink, or enough clothes to wear. Isn’t life more than food, and your body more than clothing? 26 Look at the birds. They don’t plant or harvest or store food in barns, for your heavenly Father feeds them. And aren’t you far more valuable to him than they are? 27 Can all your worries add a single moment to your life? 28 “And why worry about your clothing? Look at the lilies of the field and how they grow. They don’t work or make their clothing, 29 yet Solomon in all his glory was not dressed as beautifully as they are. 30 And if God cares so wonderfully for wildflowers that are here today and thrown into the fire tomorrow, he will certainly care for you. Why do you have so little faith? 31 “So don’t worry about these things, saying, ‘What will we eat? What will we drink? What will we wear?’ 32 These things dominate the thoughts of unbelievers, but your heavenly Father already knows all your needs. 33 Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need. 34 “So don’t worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring its own worries. Today’s trouble is enough for today.
Kayleigh’s incision still doesn’t need to be soaking in pool water so we sat up a baby pool so she could feel apart
Mans then ALL the girls wound up in the baby pool leaving Cole to enjoy the big pool all by himself!