Wednesday, January 04, 2006

Count your many blessings, name them one by one

It is a dreary day out today. Maybe not as cold as usual, although it is supposed to snow this weekend, but a dreary day none the less. Of course, the sad news of the miners who lost their lives doesn't help. I just felt so sick when I heard the news. My prayers go out to them... I hope the Lord will comfort them through this very difficult time.
It is days like today when I look around me and count the many blessings I have.

I have a wonderful husband and some dang adorable children. A beautiful home that keeps us warm and safe from the elements. I have lots of great friends, and live in a friendly and beautiful part of the country. In the spring, lots of beautiful flowers will pop out of the ground and adorn our house with brillant color.

Finally, I have a knowledge that Jesus Christ is our Savior, and that when we trust in him, our lives will be more full. I don't pretend to know why bad things happen. Why did all of those miners die when so many of us were praying for their safe return? I don't know. I do know that we can have hope and comfort in Christ. That through him we can return to God, be resurrected, and that we can be eternal families. This knowledge keeps me going more than anything else.

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