For a long while I've been hoping to acquire chickens. I'm planning to get some freshly hatched ones in a couple months, and Ivan, Andrew and I have been talking about, and eagerly anticpating the time coming. Well, last week friends of ours offered their rooster and two hens to us! When other friends of ours heard about the rooster and hens, they offered us their hen and two pullets. On Tuesday, we got our chickens!
Now Dad jokes that he's going to have to get cowboy boots since with six farm animals, he's feeling a little more country. This makes the older members of our family laugh, as we often tease him about being a city slicker, and just can't picture him in cowboy boots all the time! [grin]
Our family being given these is just another incidence of the Lord provision and goodness to us. I had particularly wanted a rooster, but knew it would be another cost, and not something I thought I'd be able to get at first. And what happened? The Lord just gave it to me...something I hadn't even asked Him for yet! How incredibly blessed I am to see the Lord giving me my desires, even in these small ways, like Psalm 37:4 says "Delight thyself in the LORD and He will give thee the desires of thine heart." He is so good!
"Then shalt thou dwell in the land and do good and verily thou shalt be fed."