At this time of the year, I always reflect on how blessed I am and how grateful I am to all of those who have, and will bless me along the way. In church we sing a beautiful song called, "Because I Have Been Given Much". As you read these lyrics, think of all the blessings you have been given, and maybe some ways you can bless others in their lives.
Because I Have Been Given Much
Because I have been given much, I too must give.
Because of thy great bounty, Lord each day I live.
I shall divide my gifts from thee with every brother that I see,
who has the need of help from me.
Because I have been sheltered, fed by thy good care…
I cannot see another’s lack and I not share-
my glowing fire, my loaf of bread-my roof’s safe shelter over head,
that he too may be comforted.
Because I have been blessed by thy great love dear Lord,
I’ll share thy love again according to thy word.
I shall give love to those in need. I’ll show that love by word and deed,
thus shall my thanks be thanks indeed.
~Written by Grace Noll Crowell~
When I am counting my blessings, for which I am so very thankful, let me remember those who have helped me and blessed my life in so many unspeakable ways - I am so thankful for all of you who are so dear to me. Today, let me also remember to give thanks for you, to the God we worship together.