When I start thinking about how to write about thankfulness, I find myself thinking how typical all my responses are. And I consider myself pathetic for that. Surely, I think, I can find something “bigger” or “better” or “more important” to be thankful about. I don’t want to be thankful for the same stuff as everyone else. And so I convince myself that these exercises in thankfulness are not all that effective.
Then, I hear my daughter singing.
Jesus paid it all;
All to him I owe;
Sin has left a crimson stain;
He washed it white as snow.
Y’all, that put it all in perspective real fast. Better than a glass of cold water in the face. That is all I need and in being thankful for that, I am giving thanks for all the other “stuff.” Stuff here on earth is nice but it is just stuff. If I have salvation, I have it all. And therein lies the thankfulness.
Lori, At Home.
Linking up with the Homeschool Review Crew for the November challenge for week 2 – Giving Thanks.