This thing lives in my house in a little plastic container. Furthermore, my youngest carries it around with her wherever she goes.
She's been asking for a crawfish for a pet for about 3 weeks now. I blame my neighbor's daughter. Actually, I should just blame my neighbor. But, alas, how was she to know that a crawfish could survive in a small tub of water, with only grass and roly polies to eat for 3 WEEKS?
I confess -- I secretly hoped that my husband would *forget* to keep a crawfish out for his darling daughter and that they would all go into the huge vat of boiling water.
He didn't forget.
He didn't forget because he knew the desires of his little girl's heart.
And this simple act of indulging Hannah with something that pleased her beyond measure reminds me of how my Heavenly Father loves to give good gifts to His daughters, too. This act reminds me that He knows my heart. This act reminds me that He wants me to be overwhelmed by His lavish love.
Trust in the LORD and do good;
dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture
Take delight in the LORD, and He will give you the desires of your heart.
Psalm 37: 3-4, NIV
Whatever is good and perfect comes from our God our Father, who created all the lights in the Heavens. He never changes or casts a shifting shadow.
James 1: 17, NLT