Saturday, December 12, 2009

Thanksgiving

Okay I started this at the time of Thanksgivining week and never did post it. It's never too late to say thanks.


Thanks be to Thee, O God, that I have risen today,To the rising of this life itself;May it be to Thine own glory, O God of every gift and to the glory of my soul likewise.
Celtic prayer 

When I give thanks to God it's usually for the good people, events and things of my life. I know I have a superabundance in my life. My list for thanksgiving is a mile long.

The truth is that I have likely profited as much or more from the events and things in my life that I may have viewed as negative or at least not what I would have chosen. 
The tough things; times of grief, loneliness, pain and ill health have opened me up to God's love and helped me to be more compassionate towards others.
I don't know that I can greet every circumstance with faith, trust and acceptance like Job.

         "The LORD gave and the LORD has taken away.
         Blessed be the name of the LORD." 

But I do know my life is not mine but a gift from God. I hope for the grace to always know this.

 

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