Yesterday, I mentioned to Josh about a girl who had been faithfully attending our junior church program. She hadn't been in many weeks (that I could tell - I am in junior church 2-3 times a month). I was worried about her because she is at the age when many kids just drop out of church and begin to follow a path of destruction. I was so thankful that last night at church she came up to sit with me. It did my heart good to see her.
As I was driving home from church, I dwelt on the many (for our small town :) ) kids that I was able to be in contact with this week. Since Josh and I have been in Lewisburg, many teens and children have crossed our paths. . .and continued down different ones. I pray for them often. It seems that this week, the Lord has guided my path to go to. . .Wal-mart. I have never cared for Wal-mart. But this past week, I feel that I've been at least every other day, if not more. I was able to see two teenage girls who used to attend our church. Both are hurting. Both aren't making the best decisions. But I loved seeing them. They are constantly in my prayers.
Another blessing was that yesterday morning, after the bus had arrived (all of our children who attend Sunday school and junior church come on our bus), one of my girls ran up and said that her mom was there! What a blessing. I saw her mother and spoke to her for a moment, then I went to my class to count my kids. I bake enough for Josh's and my Sunday school classes. Goodness! I had 11 kids! Hooray! That is our highest number since I was given the class in September/October.
God blesses me more than I deserve, and I am thankful.