I woke up yesterday morning to fresh snow. White as white could be. A blanket of beauty, the yard wrapped in a stunning hush of quietness.
I’ll admit – I love where we live. I love our yard and the serenity I breathe in simply looking out.
As I stood taking in the beauty of the morning, the thought suddenly hit me –
“What if this is the last one?”
What if this is the last snow of the season?
What if this is the last snow my eyes ever see?
Grabbing my phone, I went to take pictures so I would not forget. I want to remember the beauty I was beholding.
As I sat looking at the photos, the tears began to roll.
God blesses us every day, in many varied ways, and do we have eyes to see or do we miss the blessings?
Every day dawns fresh – showering on us new mercies, and new hope.
“The Lord is merciful and compassionate, slow to get angry and filled with unfailing love. The Lord is good to everyone. He showers compassion on all his creation.”
His Word is His Word and is alive and living and speaks.
“The Lord always keeps his promises; he is gracious in all he does.”
He is there to lift us up and help us when we feel overwhelmed.
“The Lord helps the fallen and lifts those bent beneath their loads.”
He is provisional every day, giving us what we need.
“The eyes of all look to you in hope; you give them their food as they need it.When you open your hand, you satisfy the hunger and thirst of every living thing.”
He is near us.
“The Lord is close to all who call on him, yes, to all who call on him in truth.”
The question lingers, “What if this is the last one?” The last snow. The last day. If it is, then my desire is for this last one to be filled with praise and gratitude.
“I will praise the Lord, and may everyone on earth bless his holy name forever and ever.”
(all verses in this post are from Psalm 145, NLT)
May you find a reason, (one of the 10,000),Â to bless the Lord today.