On our recent family vacation to Maine, this mama and her 7 ducklings became a springboard for God’s messages and ministry to my heart. You see the owner of our cottage explained that this particular mama had nine babies, but the foxes had gotten two. Now there were a number of duck families about the lake we stayed but there was something about the freshness of these babies and the way they made their way every morning and evening by our cabin that was significant, tender and oh, so sweet. We found ourselves looking for them and I began to measure God’s faithfulness daily by the assurance of those 7 baby ducklings rummaging through the berries in front of our cabin each morning. Then one day after a rainstorm, they did not return. Coincidentally we were experiencing some unexpected disruptions and discord in our vacation plans. I found myself feeling extremely sad and down, and the feelings seemed magnified by the absence of those sweet babies and their mama.
There are times when all of our circumstances seem to magnify the bad side of things in our lives.
But God longs to be our Good. Always.
He is good even when things are bad.
And there are times when they, in reality are-
BUT He remains the same Good God.
Ironically, the weather cleared. Blue skies returned as did our mama with her 7 baby ducklings. You know, friends…God knew I needed to see His faithfulness in a special way and the return of blue skies and ducklings reminded me of the hope I have in Him, in all circumstances.
So today’s message is brought in part to you by the Mama and her 7 ducklings.
I would love it if you joined me there!
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Dawn- Thank you for this reminder…God is good…I am preparing for a day of prayer with a friend tomorrow and the attribute of God that we are focusing on is that God is good! I really need this as personal word to my own heart and soul…I love your faith preserver thoughts…I hope you keep writing them and experiencing increased faith and hope in the midst and even in the absence of storms…
Thank you friend. It's been a hard, long season in my neck of the woods, but through it all God has shown me His goodness. He is ever faithful!
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