Franklin Five

Let us not love with words or tongue but with actions and in truth. 1 John 3:18

Sunday, April 08, 2012

He cares.

This week I've been trying out new things with Lidiyanna's hair. I've spent more time than I thought I would watching Youtube videos trying to get tips from women who know a lot more than I do about African hair. I went to Whole Foods and bought some ingredients to make a hair spritz. I've listened to my sweet daughter scream while I tried to style her hair. I enlisted help from a friend and we worked together on Lidiyanna's hair.

At the end of the week, I felt more confused and discouraged about her hair than I did at the beginning of the week.

Then, at church of all places, I get a comment from a woman about Lidiyanna's hair that really made me feel even more insecure. It really irritated me and of all weeks to hear this! It seemed like really bad timing.

Here's how much my Savior loves me. Here's how much He cares about even the little, insignificant details like my daughter's hair and my hurt feelings. I'm at church today, and I see the woman. Oh, great! What is she going to think about Lidiyanna's hair today, I think.

Well, she comes up to me, puts her hand on my shoulder, looks me in the eyes and apologizes. She said God laid it on her heart that she should not have made that comment to me, and she never wanted to offend me. She kept saying how sorry she was, and I looked back into her brown eyes and knew she was sincere.

As Tim and I were walking away, he asked me who had told her that it hurt my feelings. What made her apologize? The God of the universe who is saving souls, caring for orphans, speaking through missionaries, and changing lives knows the private things of one mama's heart. He cares and He watches out for me!


Perpy said...

How precious! Aren't you glad we have a Savior Who cares about the little details of our lives? I certainly am! Scripture says He bottles all my tears! Bet He has a huge room for mine!! Thank You, Lord! Also, thank you for my precious children who love You!

Misty said...

Precious beyond words. Thank you Jesus for loving JO! ;)

Maddie, Jack, Kate, and Lily's Momma said...

What a great reminder. You are an amazing momma!

Anne Rodgers said...

Oh Jo! I love this post. You are right. When you are a momma you think that the things you do are insignificant or really unnoticeable. And I can relate to feeling like who am I to be down about my hurt feelings when there is so much going on out there in the world. But you are right. He CARES. Praise and Love God for that. I love ya and miss ya!