I was concerned about my granddaughter who seemed to be discouraged during this confinement. I asked my friend, Dee, in Australia, to pray for her. We have been prayer partners ever since college. That same day, my daughter told me that Naomi Mattox had sent my granddaughter a letter because she had been part of Naomi's small group at Adams School Good News Club. My granddaughter was thrilled to get the letter. She also received a Bible study book from CEF headquarters in Omaha, so felt special and appreciated by getting something just for herself in the mail. After watching Pastor Isaiah this morning, I am going to recommend his sermon to Dee and her family. Her son-in-law, Dave, has a small business in Australia and they are having lots of financial trouble due to COVID-19. He is also very discouraged. I am praying God will use Psalm 33 to encourage him.
Today our neighbor stopped by with her two daughters. They had colored an Easter picture and decorated two small rocks to give to all the homes in our neighborhood. It was nice to see parents thinking of ways to encourage their children to bless others, and we were the recipients of kindness during this time of isolation.
Our daughter had her bike stolen out of our front yard recently. We posted about it on our nextdoor neighborhood app and a family we didn't even know offered their daughter's old bike to us for free! It was better than the one that got stolen! Sometimes it's the small things that God takes care of to remind us of His mercy and grace.