Freebie Friday | May 11
So I know I said all of May’s Freebie Fridays would be birthday cards, but I think the moms need some love this weekend, and I apologize I’m so late in posting this…it was a long day:
Hubby’s car got broken into at 6:45am at the gym.
His wallet + work phone + personal phone were stolen.
My phone all of a sudden wouldn’t turn on, so he came home when he couldn’t get ahold of me, thinking something had happened.
Let’s just say it was a crazy/hectic/tear-filled/frustrating morning, in which I wasn’t in the mood to post, and it wasn’t exactly high on my priority list.
Can we talk for a minute about the power of prayer?
The minute Ian called to tell me, I was so furious. Having things stolen is such a violating feeling.
But as soon as we got off the phone, I began to pray.
I prayed for the person who did this.
I prayed that Ian and I would forgive them.
I prayed that we would remember and be thankful that each of these things can be replaced.
But I kept coming back, over and over, and praying over the person who did this. I have no idea why, but I felt like that’s what God put on my heart. And so, as difficult as it was, I obeyed, and I was reminded of Matthew 5:44:
“But I tell you: Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you.”
No one wants to pray for their enemy, it’s one of the most difficult things there is to do, but the power of prayer is a pretty amazing thing. And as weird as it sounds, I am now completely at peace with this. Often, we have no idea why the Lord puts certain things on our heart, and although we may not know the reason, we can still obey.
Prayer is pretty dang incredible.
And so is our Savior.
And because there is no easy way to transition to Freebie Friday…on a less-depressing note, Mother’s Day is this weekend, and I can’t wait!
In anticipation, this weeks freebie is a printable card just for mom.
Click | here | to begin download and enjoy!