Monday March 11, 2019

Mark 11:24 So I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.

I am reading this scripture and writing this blog on Tuesday and I can’t help but laugh at how applicable it is. I will get to this in a minute, but first I want to give you a little snapshot of our day on Monday.

We all headed to the hospital today, the kids and I spent the first hour creating baby bundles while Jeff and Katie went to the hospital to hand out diapers. They met up with us about an hour later and we all headed outside to unload the shipment of diapers, toys, and clothing from Germany. This was their supply of diapers for the next year and we were privileged to help with this process, there were a lot of diapers! This process took several hours and was a lot of physical work. The kids helped when they could, but honestly a lot of the boxes where just too heavy for them, but I was grateful that they got involved when it was possible.

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Anjali and Sara in front of “some” boxes of diapers.

We finished about lunch time and we headed home for lunch, but shortly after I got home I got a message from Katie asking if I could help organize and sort some of the boxes with her, so I went back up to the office after lunch and a bit of math with David. I enjoyed this job of sorting and organizing (organizing and sorting is hobby of mine).

We had a nice pizza dinner and the kids went to bed (but before dinner Anjali and Lucia worked nicely together to prepare the dough for some sugar cookies that she will bake tomorrow). Jeff made a comment to me as we were getting ready for bed. He mentioned how much he wanted some weather, preferably some snow, but he would be happy with anything. He has really missed this aspect of life in Madison. I told him he should say a prayer and ask God to make this happen. He looked at me a bit bewildered and replied that he didn’t think he could ask God “to give him weather”. I replied that God cares about what he needs and if he needs weather, God cares.

Since I am writing this blog on Tuesday morning I am able to tell you what happened. This morning we woke up to snow! Granted it wasn’t a ton of snow like they have been getting back home in Madison, it was more like a light dusting that didn’t even stick to the ground, but it was still snow and still weather. Jeff was thrilled! This just proves again to me that God is in control, God cares about what we want, and God will never leave us or forsake us. So I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours. (Mark 11:24).

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