Thankful Thursday is upon us again! I would like to say thank you to all my friends who have risen to the Thankfulness Challenge for November. They have committed to use either Twitter or Facebook to post something they are thankful for each day of the month. It has been such a delight for me to watch the Thankfulness Challenge spread throughout my friends and their friends. If you have missed the challenge it is still early in the month - feel free to jump in. If you use Twitter, use the hashtag #Thanfulness to track the challenge. We have so much to be thankful for that we take for granted. I hope and pray this month of thankfulness opens your eyes to all you have and perhaps even opens your hands to help others who are not so blessed.
This week I would like to be thankful for the gift of color. Our world is so full of amazing colors in such a wild variety of hues - I don't think we could name them all if we tried. Yesterday morning I was taking my son to the bus and the sun was just peeking over the horizon. The sky was a lovely mix of pink, purple and gray. As I looked to the top of the hill I saw a strikingly fire-red Burning Bush (no, it didn't talk to me!). These are lovely in broad daylight, but it really stood out in the early morning colors and was stunning.
What about the brilliant red of the male Cardinal or the bright blues of the Blue Jay? Or the fantastic display of colors on the tail feathers of a Peacock? We could be here all day talking about the awe inspiring colors of birds alone. God did not skimp on providing visual gifts for us to enjoy every day. Isn't He awesome?
As you run errands or work outside during these lovely fall days we have been experiencing, take a minute to enjoy the beauty in the colors around you and be thankful for them.
"You are worthy, our LORD and God, to receive glory and honor and power, for you created all things, and by your will they were created and have their being." (Revelation 4:11 NIV)
In His Peace -