It never ceases to amaze me how God will go to great lengths to give us the desires of our hearts. I can still remember when, years ago, our pet guinea pig, Daisy, died suddenly. I took her death so hard that I announced to my family that we were not going to have any more pets. Even though my son, John, often pleaded with me to change my mind, I refused to budge.
Then one Spring, a mother mallard duck made her nest right outside our back door. Before too long, she abandoned her nest, and my husband, Joe, suggested that we try to hatch the eggs ourselves. I had my doubts about the plan, but because my husband and boys were so excited about the idea, I agreed. A few weeks later, two baby ducklings hatched out, and we named them Samson and Lazarus.
The joy that these little creatures brought to our entire family was undeniable, and I began to suspect that my son, John, was behind it all. I asked him one day, “Were you praying all this time for God to bless us with some new pets?” He sheepishly nodded his head, and I laughed at how the Lord had gone to such amazing lengths to give my son the desires of his heart.
If God can cause a mother duck to make her nest on someone’s back porch, just to answer the prayers of a youngster with childlike faith, imagine what He is willing to do in your life, if you will call upon Him with the same attitude. God’s Word promises, “Delight yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart.” (Psalm 37:4 NIV) What’s holding you back from asking the Lord to work a miracle on your behalf today?