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Lockdown Day 19 Birthday Picnic

Today was the long-awaited birthday. There was much present opening and celebration. The children have been sleeping in the art studio in their tents and a special breakfast was brought to the birthday-girl’s tent.

At 10.30 we all had tea and cake. The cake was an experimental one that my oldest granddaughter and I adapted from a quick-mix chocolate cake. Instead of adding cocoa, we added food colouring to different batches of batter then spooned in the different colours in a random order to make a marble cake. It was not quite how Granny would have made it but it was proclaimed a success.

More celebration at 12.30 with a birthday picnic with the bunnies. Recently the bunny pair had (another) litter of babies and they are now at the very cute stage. They are let out onto the grass in a mobile enclosure and then put back in the hutch overnight and when they are not supervised. (We have owls in the neighborhood.)

Special treats were crisps and coke-floats! This will be a picnic to remember!

There was another picnic that nobody will ever forget – when Jesus fed over 5 000 people with only five loaves and two fish. (Matthew 14:13-21)

The situation was dire. Time was running out and there were no resources. Philip estimated that it would take six month’s wages to buy enough bread to give everyone just a little bit. (John 6:7 NRSV) The disciples were anxious and fearful. People were looking to them to provide for their needs.

The situation we are in at the moment is dire. Because of the lockdown, businesses have not been able to generate any income. Time is running out and employees haven’t been paid. They are looking to their employers to provide for them but the necessary resources just aren’t there.

Jesus has not changed. He is still the God who provides, Jehovah-Jireh. Let us look to Him and trust Him, no matter how absent our resources seem.

Jesus said, “But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.” (Matthew 6:33 NIV))

“Your word, LORD, is eternal; it stands firm in the heavens. Your faithfulness continues through all generations…” (Psalm 119:89-90 NIV)

Lockdown Day 2 Creativity

This post is part of Stream of Consciousness Saturday. The challenge is to just write, without planning and with minimal editing. This weeks subject is to write about what is beside us.

In my case it is my cell phone. I need it to check on the news, (are there any more prohibitions I need to know about) keep contact with my friends, and use my bible app. Today’s bible verse is 2 Cor 4:7-9.

But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all surpassing power is from God and not from us. We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed, perplexed,but not in despair, persecuted, but not abandoned, struck down but not destroyed.

The treasure mentioned is the light of the knowledge of God’s glory displayed in the face of Christ. I think creativity is part of the glory of God and when He breathed into us he imparted creativity to us.

All around us are examples of God’s creativity. We have baby bunnies on the property. They are just getting to open their eyes. Lets see how big they get by the end of the lockdown.

We are very blessed to have our grandchildren locked down with us because we all share one property.

One bright side of the lockdown is my son-in-law gets to work from home. That means during his breaks, he can spend time with his children while the sun is shining.

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I also get to do fun things with the grandchildren. Yesterday we made acorn people.

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Today my husband is tidying the store room and I am ….writing.

So my prayer for today:

Thank you Lord for the gifts you have given me, the gift of creativity, my husband, children and grandchildren, enough stuff to fill a store room and the wonderful creativity You have shown in nature. Amen.

Bunnies don’t purr

My grandchildren have got baby bunnies in the garden as well as kittens in the house. Bunnies are very soft and cuddly and the kids enjoy holding them and snuggling them.

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However, my grandchildren spend longer cuddling the kittens. Both kittens are also soft and cuddly but they purr when they are picked up and cuddled. There is something very special about a cat’s purr. It warms the cockles of my heart. It tells me the cat is happy and is enjoying being with me. (I also cuddle the kittens whenever I get the chance.)

Psalm 9 says, “I will give thanks to the Lord with my whole heart; I will recount all Your wonderful deeds. I will be glad and exult in You,” (ESV)

I think the kittens are exulting in being cuddled. They make their pleasure known. I am sure that our Father loves to hear our thanks and our happiness in him, just as I enjoy a cat purring.

As grandparents we always try to choose presents that our grandchildren will like. We don’t always get it right. I know of a number of neglected dolls that I thought my granddaughter would love. Last Christmas we gave our grandson a Cat Boy Watch. Just before he went to bed that night he came downstairs just to tell us, “Granny and Grampa, I love my watch.” It made us feel wonderful. We felt like good grandparents who know how to give good gifts.

I am sure God loves to hear our thanks and appreciation for all His wonderful gifts to us. I am sure he revels in our happiness. Maybe we should purr a little more often.