Tuesday, January 31, 2012

January 31st

So, it's January thirty-first.  2012 is already flying by! I now how a job as a full time babysitter, and while it may not seem to be a very impressive position, I am thankful for it. I love the girls that I take care of, and I couldn't ask for better employers. It's been an answer to prayer. I prayed that I would have a job before I turned twenty, and I've been wanting to be able to help out with family finances (it's so frustrating to be helpless in that area). I have half-way left child hood, and half-way entered adulthood.
It feels like spring outside right now. I like winter, but I'm eager to get my hands in the dirt, to see green shooting out of the ground in our garden. I'm looking forward to the thunderstorms that we get, and to be able to go outside without freezing to look at the stars. I can hardly wait for crocuses to bloom all over our yard. There's just something about spring that's miraculous. It's the season that God brings everything to life again. I guess you get a taste of how much He loves beauty. Just look at everything around. Every sunrise, every sunset is painted by Him. Every thunderstorm, every flower, every blade of grass. Listen to the birds singing. And then, look and listen to a thunderstorm. It's beautiful in a somewhat frightening way. My God is so mighty!
 And why take ye thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow ; they toil not, neither do they spin :  And yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.  Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field, which to day is , and to morrow is cast into the oven, shall he not much more clothe you, O ye of little faith?  ~Matthew 6:28-30