Both Anne and Jase entered looking expectantly at me.
That expression which hovers between anticipation and “knowing something she doesn’t know” was all over them.
I looked up and raised my eyebrows.
“Jase found something!” Anne’s voice was full of pleasure.
I looked at him.
“Here!” He reached out and placed a brand new egg in my hands.
All three of us cheered like our team won a State title!
I took a picture of it and texted my husband.
With the tag line: “Jesus heard you, yesterday.”
(For just last night, as he was helping me shut up the coop, he stated he was getting a bit weary of waiting for our chickens to start laying.)
My husband responded to my text with joyful comments and questions as to when and where it was discovered.
His last text read: “So funny I could be so happy about an egg!”
Which were my exact words to our oldest daughter, when I related the occasion over the phone.
Yet, why shouldn’t we be excited?
What’s wrong with rejoicing over the gift of our chickens and the egg?
Yes, it’s a little thing, but God gave us this little thing.
I think it’s right to thank Him for it, and be excited about it.
For if we wait to praise Him for only the big things will we ever?
Is it not in life’s little things, the day-to-day blessings, where we get a much clearer understanding of the goodness of God and His continual care?
Thus, I expect to praise God for eggs, chickens, veggies from the garden, rabbits, sheep, goats, sunsets, family, friends, flowers, good books, home cooked food, warm blankets, clothes, the beauty around us,…for all these good things are gifts from Him.
And His faithfulness and love are worth recognizing and rejoicing over.
Psalm 55:22 KJV — Cast thy burden upon the LORD, and he shall sustain thee: he shall never suffer the righteous to be moved.
He has definitely been sustaining us.
And I’m so thankful.
Praise the Lord!
Dear Lord Jesus,
Thank You for Your Word. Thank You for this gift of an egg. We are so blessed to be able to see the outcome of our toil in this tiny package. Lord, thank You for the joy we experienced, just in a small thing. Please help us never to grow callous to Your blessings nor forgetful of Your faithfulness. Lord, You sustain us daily, just the beating of our hearts and the breath in our lungs is testimony to Your gifts. Lord, please continue to show us how to rejoice over the small things. How to find peace through Your promises. How to rest in Your salvation and yet still be diligent servants, faithful in the tasks at hand. Lord, I praise Your holy name! Thank You! Amen.