Friday, May 16, 2008
One Thousand Gifts
"His mercies are new every morning and fresh every evening. Who can know the number of His benefits, or recount the list of His bounties? Every sand which drops from the glass of time is but the tardy follower of a myriad of mercies. The wings of our hours are covered with the silver of His kindness, and with the yellow gold of His affection. The river of time bears from the mountains of eternity the golden sands of His favour. The countless stars are but as the standard bearers of a more innumerable host of blessings...How shall my soul extol Him who daily loadeth us with benefits, and who crowneth us with lovingkindness? O that my praise could be as ceaseless as His bounty."
151 - Precious granddaughters - making Mother's Day all the more delightful.
152 - The roll of thunder and flash of lightning as I lay snuggled under the covers, and then the rain. Oh how we needed the rain.
153 - The cardinals who come to bathe and drink at our bird bath - mates for life.
154 - The road runner gliding across the front lawn bearing food (sorry little lizard) for the little ones.
155 - A brand new recliner for Dad so he can be comfortable at night.
156 - My Mom passing down treasures so that she can "watch us enjoy them." Two tiny china cups for me; one from each of my Grandmothers. I will treasure them and some day pass them down to my daughter.
157 - This one is a rather selfish one - but I am so thankful for Broadband. The Father is so good to give us things "just because".
158 - Comfort and strength in times of difficulty.
159 - Good conversation with new friends.
160 - Long walks under a clear blue sky with the wind blowing through the trees and the sun shining brightly.
161 - Music - always music (but His music). It is absorbed into the spirit and is, in its own way, life-changing. It was music that drew my husband back to the Lord. It is music that reminds me of truths my heart sometimes forgets.
162 - the written word. It miraculously draws us together, teaches, enriches, touches our emotions - and His word that lives and breathes.