5/24/2010

Blessings
















This morning, as I was about to pray at morning worship, I looked at the
kids, and these were my thoughts:

This morning when we woke, we felt no fear like the thousands who live in a war zone feel;

when we woke, we felt no fear that persecutors were going to pounce on us today, like thousands around
the world do;

when we woke, we heard no loud, frightening neighbours, terrorizing our street - instead, we heard the roar of the sea and the song of birds;

when we woke, we felt no hunger like countless others, who went to bed last night hungry, and had no idea what they would have to eat today;

we woke this morning surrounded by those we love - unlike the millions who woke today lonely and alone;

we woke this morning, knowing the Truth that 'Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners' - unlike the millions who have never heard the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

What blessings we have. And if we were to name them 'one by one', our list would be never-ending.

I can truly say that, 'unto me happily the lines, in pleasant places fell'.

My cup truly runneth over, and Goodness and Mercy have followed me all the days of my life.

6 comments:

  1. What an utterly gorgeous gorgeous photo!!!!!!!!

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  2. Yes, it is a very good thing to remember all the blessings. We have so much to be thankful for. You have a lovely family. I love your planting post below as well. It is inspiring. Our garden is very small in comparison, but it always feels wonderful to get it planted. Many blessings to you all.

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  3. YES!!! I was refreshed reading this. Your right, so *very* much to be thankful for! Praise the Lord!

    :)

    ~Elizabeth

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  4. What a beautiful way to start your morning... but also a reminder of all of the pain in this world. Thank you for the reminder that we should count our blessings!

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  5. What a precious photo! What a wonderful reality check that reminds us of all we have to be thankful for.We woke up with goodness too- how sad that there are so many hurting in the world.

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