There is a Hallmark movie called, “The Magic of Ordinary Days.” I have never seen the movie, but I was thinking about that title recently. The more I thought about it, the more I realized that for a Christian there is no such thing as an “Ordinary Day.” Each day is given to us as a precious gift from our Heavenly Father. He allows us to fill each day however we choose. I don’t know about you, but I can look back to some of my days and see how much “wasteful stuff” I put into my days. Then there are days when I say, “Thank you, Lord, for helping me fill my days with things that will last for eternity.”
Saturday was one of those “Eternity Days.” Matt and I went on a “date” down to the market! Isn’t that romantic? Anyway, there is a man there who sells all kinds of plasticware. We discovered Henry’s shop the other day, and we have bought most of our plasticware from him since then. While we were there this past Saturday, his wife, Vilma, came by. We have already given Henry a tract and invited him to church. Tomorrow (May 1st) is a holiday here in Peru. Efata is having what is called an “Anticuchada” in honor of the occasion. We were given 5 tickets for our family, but we only needed 3 – one for Matt, one for me, and Martha and Ian will share one. I asked Matt if we could use the other one to invite Henry. When we asked Henry if he wanted to buy the ticket, he readily agreed. We decided to add in the other ticket at no cost to him, so he could bring his wife! We are excited to see what the Lord is going to do in the lives of Henry and Vilma and their 3 children. Please pray that the Lord would use us to bring this precious family to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ!
For a couple of weeks, Martha kept asking me to rock her before she went to sleep. I would always tell her that I didn’t have a rocking chair to rock her in and her face would become very sad! I finally told her she needed to start asking Jesus for a rocking chair for Mommy so we could rock in the chair! She quickly accepted the advice and started praying every night before bed for a rocking chair for Mommy. I forgot to mention the rocking chair one night when we were praying together, and she was very quick to remind me! This past Thursday, Jesus answered Martha’s prayers – we went shopping for a rocking chair for Mommy! At the first shop we stopped at, we found the perfect chair. So now there is a beautiful, pine rocking chair sitting in my living room! I have put it in the exact spot where I can see the mountains out the window. I have put a couple of pictures of our answered prayer on the Photo tab here on our blog page. Martha is not the only one who is enjoying the rocking chair. Ian loves the rocking chair too! He will often come to me and say, “Rocket”! That’s his way of saying he wants to rock in the chair. Of course, he says the same thing when he is on the swing!
Have a blessed week!