"Suppose for a moment that God began taking from us the many things for which we have failed to give thanks. Which of our limbs and faculties would be left? Would I still have my hands and my mind? And what about loved ones? If God were to take from me all those persons and things for which I have not given thanks, who or what would be left of me?"
Reardon (in "Out to Canaan" by Jan Karon)
Thank You Father:
- for a warm, solid home safe from wintry blasts
- quilts to snuggle under on a cold night
- hot chocolate
- the grace and glory of changed lives
- answered prayer
- the joy and blessing that comes from learning to give to others
- the warmth of friendship
- for choosing me to be your child
- for time spent with family and a visit with my little brother (who I don't get to see nearly often enough)
- for the miraculous way you took care of Dad - You were with him every moment working all things together
- a beautiful bouquet to celebrate 42 years of marriage - years filled with so much of everything life contains. Thank You for being the sure foundation under our feet. We never would have made it without You.
- for Your faithfulness. This chubby little robin reminds me that You are always watching, always taking care of me. He (or perhaps she) also reminds me that Your promises never fail. I am overwhelmed with wonder when I imagine this fragile little ball of feathers traveling hundreds of miles with unerring accuracy back to his home in the north. How does he know the way? How did he know it was time to begin the return journey? It is You Lord; it is You. I stand amazed.
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