Poet - Thomas Durley Landels
Thank God for life, with all its endless store
Of great experiences, of hill and dale,
Of cloud and sunshine, tempest, snow and hail.
Thank God for straining sinews, panting breast,
No less for weary slumber, peaceful rest;
Thank God for home and parents, children, friends,
For sweet companionship that never ends:
Thank God for all the splendor of the earth,
For nature teeming with prolific birth:
Thank God for sea and sky, for changing hours,
For trees and singing birds and fragrant flowers.
And so in looking back at eighty-three
My final word to you, my friends, shall be:
Thank God for life; and when the gift's withdrawn,
Thank God for twilight bell, and coming dawn.
When God gives you the grace to make changes that you know you couldn't do with your own strength, it becomes precious to you.
If we want to understand God's goodness in His gifts, then we must think of them as a responsibility we bear for our brothers.
Jesus Christ knows the worst about you. Nonetheless, He is the one who loves you most.
Things are changed by a faith that defies obstacles and laughs at impossibilities.
Worry scuttles our lives, hurts us, and most sadly dishonors God.
Max Lucado, Every Day Chance