Giving Thanks

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Giving Thanks for this world that we live in... but to whom? And for what? Just my own prayerful thoughts.

Submitted: November 02, 2007

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Giving Thanks

by Gerard Lebel

 

We live in a world, on this planet called earth, that is both beautiful and breathtaking.

The joyous miracle of birth, the simple yet incredible beauty of a sunset, or the rapturous sounds of instruments and voices making magnificent musical sounds is certainly proof of this.

 

We also live in a world that is at times ugly and suffocating and flawed.

The drive by shootings, unspeakable wars and conflicts, the unsightly injustices of racism, the reality of starvation and curable illness killing thousands each day.

I don’t know in what you believe… perhaps

magic? luck? chance? A supreme being?

I can only speak for myself…

And I believe the world was created by a loving God and created perfectly with all its bountiful blessings and we in His image.

It is us, the people of this planet, the inhabitants of this glorious corner of the universe, who have created an ugly and flawed place we call earth… a place we call home.

 

I choose to give thanks to my Creator God for this beautiful gift of life itself.

I choose to give thanks for the miracle of my birth.

I choose to give thanks for each magnificent sunset I have witnessed.

I choose to give thanks for experiencing the joy of falling in love at least once.

I ask but one thing, oh God… help us to be better... help us to become what you intended us to be so that we may begin to rid the world of the ugly.

Help us to believe in you always… and in all ways.

 

© Copyright 2007 Gerard Lebel
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