Hey, there, friends! Gratitude on the brain for obvious reasons, but also in how it relates to how we spend our precious time-on what and, especially, on Who. Too much is wasted on futile pursuits and disputes, not near enough on sharing the good news of His love. Or, on the sometimes very necessary silence we ought to have before Him.
It ticks on, draws taut,
Gratitude all but forgot
As we all scramble to do what we think we ought.
Yet, minutes, precious and few,
Are too often frittered away
As comes forth from us the
Sad and endless spew.
Maybe if we all just for a while STOP THE TALKING,
The incessant talking,
The insistent, the maddening, elbow-jabbing bicker
And show even just the tiniest flicker
Of a Christ-like recognition for others,
Let His love truly be our ignition in
How we relate to one another,
Perhaps there could be less seconds
Shed like water down the proverbial drain
And instead the mindless jabber could
To become a much sweeter, more
Or maybe even, dare I say a blessed
When with Him we are at last in twain?😏
Ah, but is this hope of mine
None but a wistful dream?
Looking around at ever errant
Humanity’s darkening signs,
So it would seem…
Yet, I know a God who is greater than
Who amazingly is yet extending to us
A grace we could never earn!
And patiently He seeks to guide us in
A better gratitude,
To infuse our attitude with the
Promise of life eternal,
To grow in us a beautiful garden from
A single willing kernel.
Would that we would pay heed to His
Before we reach that final junction!
For time spins ever forward,
Well-spent or no.
May we still our wandering
To Him look toward…
Tune our thoughts to become
Mindful of our forevers
And our choices,
And let the cross alone point which way to go…
Blessings and prayers on your Thanksgiving, friends! This year proves to be different but all the more reason to be mindful! ❤