My mother got cancer in her 70’s and ended up needing a wheelchair to get around. My dad, who was older than her and had cancer as well, took care of her, and that was not a pleasant task, let me tell you.
She said that in all her years it never occurred to her to be grateful that her legs worked well and that she enjoyed all what she did. How very sad is that? Even till the day she died, she had someone there for her, walking in faithfulness by her side. I don’t remember her saying Thank you, or being grateful for the people who blessed her. I remember her being self absorbed and sorry for herself. She liked to drink and it was her master.
When we spend a lot of time being self absorbed, it does us no good. To wake up in the morning and be grateful that we can swing our legs around and touch the floor, to hear the alarm go off, to have vision, use our hands, hug our loved ones and say we love them. These are not small things! If we lost our ability for one of them, we would go into a tailspin.
If you knew how much God loves you, you would sob with joy. Every breath you take, God sustains you. Be grateful today, and thank him. You have no idea how much he’s blessing and keeping you. Walk in that blessing today and don’t cause him grief. Stop and appreciate that God, the creator of the universe and outside of time, wants to be a good and loving Father. To you. Grab a hold of that and rejoice in that truth!
The grace I wish us all.