May my life exude a living thankfulness to You.
May others be able to see You
through my spirit of gratefulness. . .
not just for a few moments here and there. . .
but always. . .always.
There was that time last evening, though. . .
You know it could have set a good example of
“always showing gratefulness”, Father,
such as when my heart burst with delight
on my first glimpse of the brilliant moon.
Its intensity seemed to be making an effort
to outshine the streetlamp!
Wait! That’s exactly what it was doing,
wasn’t it Father?
On the fourth day of creation, You said,
“It is good,” when You fashioned
the two lights, the greater to rule the day,
and the lesser to rule the night . . .
and the stars . . . Oh! And the stars,
each of which YOU have named!
I have always loved thinking,
how very special THAT is!
Thank You for what that tells me about YOU, Father.
How many stars are there, anyway, Father?
I can count the two great lights.
It has always been a comfort to me
that no matter where in this great
big world of Your creation I may be,
Your two great lights are there as well.
Your creation throughout is not only amazing,
its constancy is comforting as well.
Thank You, my God, my Lord, my Father!
How can my love and great gratitude
not radiate until all around me sense and see You?