Here is the next page of ornaments for our Lent/Easter Devotion. It's hard to believe we are already more than halfway through the season, with Easter just three Sundays away! It's time for me to start thinking about our Easter plans and activities here at home. :)
I've really enjoyed working on this little project, as we make our way through Lent. To decide what images to draw for the ornaments, I've been pondering each of these stories a little more than I normally would throughout my days. And it has been a sweet blessing for me!
My favorite one, so far, is the story about Jesus feeding the crowd of five thousand...with the little boy's five loaves and two fish.
Because there are many days when I am tempted to feel more-than-a-little overwhelmed by this precious calling of mine to be Wife~Mama~Teacher~Homemaker!
But this story was an encouragement to me.
"As evening approached, the disciples came to him and said, "This is a remote place, and it's already getting late. Send the crowds away, so they can go to the villages and buy themselves some food."Jesus replied, "They do not need to go away. You give them something to eat."“We have here only five loaves of bread and two fish," they answered. "Bring them here to me," he said. And he directed the people to sit down on the grass. Taking the five loaves and the two fish and looking up to heaven, he gave thanks and broke the loaves. Then he gave them to the disciples, and the disciples gave them to the people.They all ate and were satisfied, and the disciples picked up twelve basketfuls of broken pieces that were left over. The number of those who ate was about five thousand men, besides women andy children."
The disciples felt overwhelmed, too! They didn't have enough to do their work. But they offered Jesus the little they had, and it was all God required of them. He took care of the rest!
How thankful I am that my two hands are not the only ones at work in my busy days of caring for my family. And that really, it isn't even "my" work to begin with - it's His.
"For we are God's workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do." Ephesians 2:10
"And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work." 2 Corinthians 9:8
"Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him and He will make your paths straight." Proverbs 3:5-6
Have a beautiful Tuesday!