I wrote this ten years ago. It still warms my heart and thrills my soul. We have much for which to be thankful. One of my favorite holidays is a few days away. I love Thanksgiving. Of course this is not to be celebrated just once a year. However, it is a great time for believers to take inventory of the many things that the Lord does for us and Who He is.
“I will sing unto the LORD, because He hath dealt bountifully with me” (Psalm 13:6).
Trisha grew up in a home where abuse and abandonment were the rule of life. Fending for herself and her little sister, Tammy, these two little girls went without the basic necessities of life until the kind school nurse spotted their situation.
Now three years later the girls have settled into their new home where love and ample provision bless their lives. One night as Dad and Mom were kissing their newly adopted daughters good night, little Tammy said, “Thank you for adopting us. We didn’t have nothing when we were little. Now we have everything. I like it better with everything!”
Mom and Dad held it in until they closed the bedroom door. Bursting into silent laughter, they looked at each other and whispered, “Didn’t have nothing…I like everything!” What a picture of the Lord and us, they concluded.
New life in Christ. Tammy nailed it. Before we trusted Christ we had no spiritual life or blessings. Now that we have placed our trust in the Lord, we have all spiritual blessings. That sets our heart to singing His praises, doesn’t it?