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Wednesday, November 30, 2011


Today ends November—the month of counting blessings. It’s interesting—from a human point of view—that we set Thanksgiving at the end of our calendar year and just before Christmas.

November is just at the end of the harvest season in the Northern Hemisphere. Here abundance is emphasized. The crops are in. The pantry is stocked and the freezer is full. We face the cold winter months (cold is relative here in California) but we face them at this point in the calendar from the perspective of plenty.

One more month in the year. Some of us look at the calendar and wonder where the year went. What moments slipped by without our even noticing? What things could we have accomplished but didn’t?


...the year is not over. We still have a whole, entire, fresh and vibrant month left in 2011. And in that month, we have the best and most wonderful celebration in the history of the universe: the celebration of God setting aside his divinity and becoming human for our sake.
As we count our blessings this month, we count the past and thank Jesus for his earthly life that made our eternal lives with him possible.
And we count the future for the time of celebration—on December 25 and in the life to come with Him.

PRAYER: Heavenly Father, thank you for your blessings, too many to count. Thank you for the blessings you give us that are beyond our comprehension; blessings that would defy our capacity to understand. Help us to see more of your blessings each day. We thank you for them. Amen.

WHAT ABOUT YOU? What are you counting?


chris said...

i really loved this one Carol !!

while this life is short we know that it's our time of growing. i try to cherish every moment, and keep life in balance (that alone is a significant accomplishment some days!!). i am looking forward to Jesus' birthday this year and focus on the positive.

From Carols Quill said...

Yay, Chris. Yay Jesus--not necessarily in that order. ;-)

Pam B. said...

I'm counting my blessings and trusting God. He hasn't let me down, yet.