Syndicated from The MamaZoneThis is our new tree.
It’s in our new back yard.
It’s the back yard we’ve been believing for since 2007, the year we lost it all.
Of course, we didn’t really lose it ALL. We walked away with our lives, our kids and our faith, but like so many American families, we suffered considerable financial loss. It was a devastating transition that, at the time, seemed insurmountable.
But, we made it. Just five years later, we’ve regained our footing and we’re picking up where we left off. We’ve seen God’s hand in it all and we can testify that He is indeed faithful. The reality that He cares about the “birds of the air” and the “lilies of the field” has been a constant reminder of just how capable He is of taking care of us. There have been some bumps in the road and some difficult moments, but here we are again, with a tree and a yard and a home that belongs to us.
Now, you’ll notice in the pictures that our tree and our yard are struggling just a bit. Thanks to extreme heat and minimal rain, our brand new foliage has taken a hit. I see it as a wonderful opportunity to watch God do what He does so well. We’ve prayed for our little tree (and our neighbors’ trees) and I know He’ll make it all beautiful (again) in its time.
It’s the perfect picture of how we were once doing so well, experienced some loss and saw God’s power to restore. Like our little tree, we have some new leaves emerging. I’m convinced it will flourish once again, just as we have.
Don’t you just love our little bird house and watering can? You can find them both at DaySpring in their Redeemed Outdoor Collection. Shop before July 31st and save 25% with the code JOY2012.
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