Friday, March 19, 2010

The Sum I've Been Given

What have you got? What have you not?
I've got some... or really, I've got a sum.
A sum that can not be measured, needful of the counting...

(#'s 306 - 315)
A warm orange pot
filled with noodles
warm healing broth
bread just baked
filled my tummy on the day it

How can I give enough thanks
for what I've been given?
Count my blessings
number them and they multiply.

Mar 4:25
For whoever has, to him more will be given;
but whoever does not have, even what he has will be taken away from him."

Can I even percieve all that has been bestowed upon me?
Friends, gifts, children, a home, a happy husband, the love of Christ, sisters, books, windows, hot running water, electricity, people who care about me, the ability to bless others, a man who loves me, and cares for our children, more food in the fridge than we can eat, more toys than we can play with, fresh air, clean water, warm sunshine, cleansing rain...

When I count them, or rather, give an account, I am less likely to be wanting or feel lacking. Gratitude for what I've got multiplies my perception. Let me embrace it all so that I am not found wanting.

Thank you, Lord, for friends who bless. Thank you Father for your caress. In their hands I see your love. God you give far above.

For His glory and in my heart,

Carmen Sunshine