September 16, 2020

Psalm 145:1-8 …“On the glorious splendor of your majesty, and on your wondrous works, I will meditate.” vs. 5

With the world living on the edge of crisis and battling a pandemic, while nations rise against nations, it’s easy to be distracted from the wonder of life in this universe. Every day we awaken to new possibilities and fresh evidence of the Lord’s goodness and mercy. The sun and the moon travel in their appointed courses bringing light and dark to a globe precisely tilted in a way that brings an endless procession of seasons, each with its own joys and delights. We are so blessed! Some people in their meditation have learned to set aside the major portion of their quiet time for expressions of gratitude and thanksgiving, and they’ve made incredible discoveries. There’s so much more to give thanks for than they had ever imagined, and the practice has changed their lives. They’ve been turned away from complaining and have learned to embrace the splendor of God’s majesty. And in the process they have begun to exude light and glory in exactly the way that God has always intended. People no longer avoid them because of their whining, but rather are drawn to them for additional tastes of love, joy, and peace. They no longer hope for a better day but have learned to rejoice in the day that the Lord has given them. They daily sing with the psalmist, “Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised.” It’s a wonderful way to live.

Thought for the Day: What’s in my gratitude box today?