As I was reading Matthew 9:13 I was realizing how thankful I am that, for God, mercy trumps sacrifice. I still have a long way to go to see this worked out in my life, but I’m glad for Jesus’ example.
Today I am thankful that God speaks loud and clear to me through the gift of the Bible. I benefit greatly from His loving direction, my relationships benefit as I live it out, and God reminds us all that the kingdom of God is alive and well.
Today I am thankful for grandparents and their intentionality to bless my children in a variety of ways.
Today I am thankful for opportunities to rest in the company of good friends with whom I can share faith and life.
I am thankful today for the reminder that choosing to play with my kids is not only enjoyable for them, but it’s vitally important for their development.
Today I am thankful for God’s grace, without which I would be utterly messed up.