I wonder how long it would actually take me if I sat down and wrote everything I should be grateful for?
From health to safety, knowledge and freedom, family and friends, prosperity and well being.
I could spend days listing the subcategories in each of the fundamental blessings I already mentioned. And many more days listing items in each of the subcategories. But this year, I would like to focus on one specific blessing.
A blessing that I always take for granted. One that shook my heart as I listened to my favourite hymn at church yesterday: being God`s own child.
Here is an excerpt of the hymn:
Father God, I wonder how I managed to exist
Without the knowledge of Your parenthood and Your loving care
But now I am Your child, I am adopted in Your family
And I can never be alone
‘Cause Father God, You’re there beside me
I will sing Your praises
How awesome is this blessing, this grace? I was simply born into this reality:
- I did not search for it (as millions have throughout the ages).
- Fleeing from persecution to find salvation was not my lot.
- I did not suffer unbearable tortures for my faith, as the martyrs did.
- Practicing my faith in secrecy as millions of Christians still is not my reality.
I was simply handed this inheritance on a golden platter and a wooden Cross.
Truly, I wonder how I could have ever deserved this blessing.
Happy Canadian Thanksgiving dear readers.
May we all sing His praises forevermore.
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