Have you ever asked God for a Birthday present? I mean a simple request that God will give you something, a present only from Him and in a way that you know it is His specific gift to you.
Well, that was my prayer yesterday. I wanted a surprise, an intimate reminder that He sees me and celebrates over His daughter.
So, Ralph went to the store as usual, since he is the errand man around here now, with a list in tow. Bravely, I requested a pair of leggings. “What are they?” he asked. Sending a man to do the business of ladies clothes shopping- not such a good idea I feared. So I explained that I need these things to wear under some dresses and I want them in black, size medium. “Just tell the clerk” I said, “she’ll know what I mean.”
Ralph went to a grocery store and surprisingly did not find the leggings there. The kids were restless so he cut the shopping short and took them to a park to run around. As he sat down under a tree, there on the lowest branch was a black article of clothing that caught his eye. Being the only people around he checked it out and there to his amazement was my request- black leggings, size medium that looked brand new.
When he came home and handed them to me I burst into tears. They also had detailing on them that I wanted but could not even begin to describe to Ralph. Let’s just say they are simply my heart’s desire in leggings.
God used the simple thing of leggings to capture my heart in a new way with His goodness.
He is reminding all of us, “You have captured my heart, my sister, my bride, you have stolen my heart, with one glance of your eyes.” Song of Songs 4:9
(Ralph also surprised me with a little birthday party- pictured above)