February 28, 2018

Tender Mercies

I recently finished reading Heaven Is Here by Stephanie Nielson for the second time-- it is one of my all time favorite books. In her book she talks about tender mercies and I loved the way she defined them. Unfortunately, I didn't mark the page and it is too big of a book to go looking for the quote. In essence though, she said that tender mercies are moments where you can see the Lord's hand in your life. Tender mercies can come in the form of protection, strength, assurances, guidance, loving-kindnesses, consolation and support.

Recently we have experienced a few of these tender mercies ourselves.  Finances have been tight for since we went from a two income household to a one income household. Bubba has been growing and he needed some bigger clothes. One day a received a message from a friend online and she wanted to know what size Bubba was, she gave us a large bag of hand-me-down clothes that were the perfect size for him.

A few days a large package showed up on our front porch. An extended family member sent us a large box of summer hand-me-down clothes.

Later that same week we received a large medical bill in the mail. I went online to pay the bill and it showed that we didn't owe any money to the doctors office-- this seemed strange to me. I called the doctors office and they confirmed that we didn't owe them any money. I'm not sure how this happened but I am grateful to the Lord for this blessing and the blessing of clothes for Bubba.

God is there, He is real and He will bless us.