“Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good: his love endures forever.”
1 Chronicles 16:34
An open letter to God.
I was just wondering…..Did I say thank you? If not, please, please forgive me. I know I can be a little self centered sometimes. I’m quite sure I’ve found the time to complain about the least of things. I may have even complained more that 10 times in this past hour. God, I may have even gone out of my way to start my day. There’s no doubt in my mind that I have spoken to everyone in my household, responded to text messages, and gone to the grocery store. I’ve had conversations with people I barely know and some whom I rarely see. I have even completed some tasks on my to do list. But, Father, the one thing I cannot remember is…..Did I Say Thank You? Did I thank YOU, GOD??
Well if not, let me first start off by saying, Thank You for protecting us all as we slept last night. Thank You for allowing us to wake up and see another morning. A new morning with new opportunities. Thank You for my senses which allowed me to feel the stiffness in my back from those little feet from a little person who has not started sleeping in her bed yet. And God, while I’m on the subject, thank you for that little person and her older sister too, my children. Thank you for the love, joy, laughter, ups, and uh oh’s, “Oh No she didn’t (s)” of being a mother. They are my reminder to never give up. Father, thank you for my husband, for whom you’ve made just for me. Thank you for our friendship, our partnership, relationship, our marital bond of almost twenty years. Thank you for our parents, our siblings, aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends. Thank you for our health and strength. Thank you for our home. Thank you for your provision. Thank you for guiding us in the way to love one another and others. Thank you for your grace and mercy. Thank you for our Pastor, his family, his vision which comes from you, and our church family. Thank you for our place of worship. Thank You for forgiveness. Thank you for the beauty of this earth that you created. Thank you for your Majesty. Thank you for never leaving me alone. Thank you for the ability to see the beauty in life even in the low moments. Most importantly God, Thank you for your son, Jesus Christ, my Lord and Savior.
There are so many more things that I can thank you for. I honestly don’t understand how I could ever forget. To say thank you is IMPORTANT. Just as I’m upset or frustrated with my children for not saying thank you sometimes, I’m sure you feel the same way. I hope I never forget again. But thank you for being understanding, all knowing, wise, and compassionate.
Your Grateful Daughter