Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Showers of Blessing

Today is a dreary rainy day in Massena. It's one of those days that make you want to snuggle in bed all day and when you DO get up, you feel the need to sip coffee all day either because it seems like it should be cold outside or just because you are having a hard time staying awake. Me, I am awake, up and about, and thoroughly enjoying my rainy day already! And yes, I'm still harping on life's many blessings! After reviewing my last post, the phrase "Showers of Blessing" popped into my head. Then I took yet another look out the window and decided that it was quite fitting for today. There is of course the old camp song ". . . showers of blessing we need mercy drops 'round us are falling but for the showers we plead", but I was thinking of the "showers" of blessings we have already received! I've recently had to stop and wonder several times "Why has my family been spared all the heart-ache others have to face?" I hear/read about some families that just can't get a break with sickness and death. On one hand it worries me because it doesn't seem fare or possible that God would let a family as large as mine all stay safe and healthy. On the other, I trust that He protects and guides his children AND that He knows best! So, for the moment, as I sit listening to the cars splash by outside, I just feel an overwhelming peace and contentment that not only has God always supplied all our needs and a large majority of our wants, but He continues to bless us daily with His Protection, Love, Grace and Mercy! We are SO BLESSED!! Today's Blessing - Good health for Jon, me, and our immediate families. This song has been running through my head off and on for over a week!
"Great is Thy faithfulness, Great is Thy faithfulness, Morning by morning new mercies I see: All I have needed Thy hand hath provided Great is Thy faithfulness, Lord unto me!"
- Thomas Chisholm

1 comment:

the taylors said...

I am sitting here thinking..."Boy isn't good ONE of us is all PollyAnna"ish" these days!" But that is absolutely no insult to you and more a result of my sulky mood that needs shaken (probably a good long nap would do just as well).
So maybe I will go curl up in my bed, turn on the fan and fall asleep thinking about God's goodness in my life....and there really is a plenty.

And you are so right...thanks for the reminder!