Today, under gray and drizzly skies, I’m thankful for sweater weather. I’m thankful that we have a snug house and warm clothes for ourselves and our kiddos and don’t have to worry about chilly weather coming. God is faithful to provide for our needs.
Here is one of my all time favorite passages, which the Speedracer re-interpreted for me this week! “And why take ye thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin: And yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field, which to day is and to morrow is cast into the oven, shall he not much more clothe you, O ye of little faith?” (Matthew 6:28-30)
I’m thankful for my camera. For all the amazing memories it is helping me to keep. All the stories it is helping me to tell. All the laughter it is helping me to spread!
And I’m thankful for my Mr. Fix-It, who doesn’t mind that I now carry it just about everywhere with us and constantly stop in the middle of working to snap pictures of everything. (Most of the time, anyway.) Otherwise I wouldn’t have pictures of Speedracer leaving home in his slippers…
And coming back in his boots…
…’Cause that is not one I ever want to forget! “Then they that feared the Lord spake often to one another: and the Lord hearkened, and heard it, and a book of remembrance was written before him for them that feared the Lord, and that thought upon his name.” (Malachi 3:16)
I’m thankful for my family. In ways I can’t even put into words. In ways that lump up the words in my throat until it hurts to swallow back the tears. So thankful that sometimes I can barely breath from the joy and love and thankfulness that replaces all the oxygen in my blood.
And I am thankful for this amazing truth–that this overflowing love for my family is but a dim echo of the true and everlasting love of Christ for me. “That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith: that ye, being rooted and grounded in love, May be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and height; and to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fullness of God.” (Ephesians 3:17-19)