One Rooster

Watching him strut around the run, drink water, and then attempt to crow, made me smile.

It wasn’t because he’s a handsome rooster.

It was because God used this fellow to remind me of God’s blessing.

Where we bought our chicks, we didn’t get to choose.

We called ahead and reserved 19 chicks, 10 Bared Rocks and nine Rhode Island Reds.

As the worker scooped one after another into our box, I prayed, asking the Lord for enough hens to supply our family with eggs.

One of the chicks died about three days after we got them, but that wasn’t too surprising.

They go through a lot of trauma being shipped to the store and then more being brought home.

As they grew, we watched for signs to tell us which were hens and which were roosters.

We had agreed, our small number of hens would benefit from a single rooster and the rest we would butcher.

Thus, as I watched our rooster this morning, my heart was reminded of the unexpected things God does.

Because the chances of getting a single rooster out of 18 chicks picked at random isn’t too good, but that’s what God gave us.

And I had been pausing to watch the chickens from a place of worry.

I’d been praying for something I couldn’t see a solution for, and that’s when God reminded me I don’t need to worry.

If He can supply us with something as unimportant as a single rooster, He can certainly supply me with the answers to the bigger things.

Because life is a journey, a walk with God, through which He works in us and in others.

Jesus said it best:

Matthew 10:29 NKJV — “Are not two sparrows sold for a copper coin? And not one of them falls to the ground apart from your Father’s will.

Matthew 10:31 NKJV — “Do not fear therefore; you are of more value than many sparrows.

Dear Lord Jesus,

Thank You for Your Word. Thank You for Your faithfulness. Lord, please forgive me for allowing worry to creep into my thoughts and settle in my heart. Please help me to be restored to peace in the waiting, for I know You are directing our steps. Lord, I love You and I thank You for Your blessings, especially the reminder of Your goodness and ability. Lord, please help me to be thankful and completely patient. Please help me to be full of mercy and grace. Lord, I trust You with all things and I thank You in advance for how You are working it all for our good. I love You. Amen.


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