Monthly Archives: November 2012

Thankful for…

I keep reading all the things that so many are thankful for and God has moved in my heart to share what I am thankful for. I am thankful that God never gave up on a sinner like me. He was patient and at the perfect time came into my heart. I am thankful for my family that has taught me so much about life. My wife, the perfect completion to my puzzle, our children whom God has trusted me with the awesome responsibility of raising to desire a relationship with him. I am thankful for my parents who instilled in me respect for family, friends, and the Lord. I am thankful for loving discipline as a child that has shaped me into the man that I am today.

I am thankful that I got to spend 34 years of my life with a wonderful grandfather. A man that taught me so much about life, relationships with people, and how to genuinely give with all his heart. I am blessed beyond all understanding to have had his influence in my life.

Lord, today I thank you for your son Jesus Christ. I thank you that I can celebrate the life of my grandfather tonight and tomorrow rather than morn his passing. I know, because of your promise, that he opened his eyes and for the first time in a long time, saw with perfect clarity, your face. I can not fathom a greater moment in his beginning of eternity than that. Thank you for giving your life so that one day I can be with my grandfather and grandmother and all those that have gone on before me. – Amen.

I could fill volumes of individual things that I am thankful for, but it is much easier and clearer to sum it up with…I am thankful for Jesus Christ.