Silver Sunday

I am thankful to the Lord, my God, for so many things this week.

First of all, for the love of our Savior, Jesus Christ. Where would I be without Him? Lost, that's where. I once was lost, but now I'm found, and I am so grateful.

Second, our son's family had a small fire in their house this week. Due to quick thinking and God's grace, the damage was very minimal and easily fixed. We're thankful someone was home when it happened, that falling debris did not land on the bathroom rug, and that all turned out ok. It could have been tragic, but was just an inconvenience.

I'm thankful for the rain we've had this week that will green up my friend's hayfield and once the hay is baled and ready, we'll go get our winter's supply.

I'm thankful for the cooler weather we've had this week. Two cold fronts came through behind the rainstorms and I even wore a jacket one day - in August.

The hot summer weather and insect invasions have resulted in the end of my summer garden. I regret that, but I'm thankful that my daily workload is less and that I no longer have to water it.

And I'm also thankful for the sunflowers that surround my garden with their cheerful faces. Soon they'll dry up and the goldfinches will appear to eat the seeds; I'll be thankful for them too.

Silver Sunday

But God demonstrates His own love for us in this: 
While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

Romans 5:8 NIV