We had just finished dinner this past Sunday night, and our neighbor was in our backyard. I looked up and saw her looking at the river, and I figured she saw a little gator or was admiring a turtle. Then her step father walked by with a large camera! I knew there was something good to see in the backyard. So, I told my husband to head out back. I was in my pajamas. He wisely grabbed our camera and joined our neighbors in the backyard.
Our backyard is a glorious place of grace.
Every time I look out the window or sit on the back patio, I can see the beauty of God in nature. Sunday night was no different. The river otters stopped by. Three little otters frolicked and played in our backyard for about thirty minutes. They swam, they ate, they groomed, and they played. It got our little family out of the house to see the wonder in nature and the fun in community as well. We talked with our neighbors, recruited another neighbor to come see, and we smiled.
Our sons even dropped their Nerf war for the action of the great outdoors. Our oldest brought his flint block and did start a fire as the action in nature wasn’t quite as exciting as the gift of fire! God is good. We enjoyed the evening, and I was so thankful to see this rare occurrence. The otters came by at dusk, and I’m so glad I got re-dressed to see them. Our family is blessed. Our God is good, and his grace and gifts never stop coming if you look up.