Wednesday, November 21, 2012

WFW Wednesday Filled With Words

Since most of us think about Thanksgiving as the beginning of the Holiday Season today I am sharing a few thoughts about this most important verse. 

As we all spend the last few hours cooking,cleaning and maybe doing some last minute decorating tweaking.    And maybe even spending a few minutes to think about the things we are thankful for . . .

Things like God's provision . . . a car that runs . . . Cowboys job . . .

And at the top of our list . . .
. . . Family and a bountiful feast . . .
. . . We'll be thanking God for our meal.  And for being together and all the things you normal include in the dinner prayer.  

But I hope we don't forget that if it wasn't for the fact that God sent His son we wouldn't have a lot to be thankful for.  It's God's love for us that he provides for our needs.  And it is his love for us that he sent Jesus.  

Today I was reading in one of my favorite devotionals 15 Minutes Alone With God by Emilie Barnes.  I have had this devotional for at least 10 or 11 years. I love this devotional book.   I have been Blessed and encouraged by this book.  I have grown closer to God. 

Here's a poem from the devotional I read today.

Little jelly beans
Tell a story true
A tale of Father's love
Just for me and you.

Green is for the waving palms.
Blue for the skies above
Brown for the soft earth where
People sat hearing of His love.

A SPECKLED bean for fish and sand
RED for precious wine
And BLACK is for the sin He washed
From your soul and min. 

PURPLE'S for the sadness of
HIS family and friends,
And WHITE  for the glory of the
Day HE rose again. 

Now you've hearad the story
You know what each color means
The story of our Father's love
Told by some jelly beans

So every morning take a bean
They're really very yummy
Something for the soul, you see.
And something for the tummy. 

And the prayer . . .
Father God, thank you for the simple reminders of who You are and what You have done.
You are an awesome God.  Help me to remember that always.

I was reminder to be Thankful for creation.  To be Thankful for His love for us.  And to be Thankful for Jesus Christ and His love for us. 

And I am Thankful you came along on The Journey today . . .

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