May There Be A Day When …

Gratitude Day 449

Fri., May 1, 2020

Exodus 32:5: When Aaron saw how happy the people were about it, he built an altar before the calf and announced, “Tomorrow there will be a feast to Jehovah!”

May there be a day when we

Hug our grandchildren

Dance at a wedding reception

Cheer on the little league team

And sit underneath the Friday night lights to watch football.

May there be a day when we

Swim at the pool

Gather for a picnic with neighbors and friends

Check out books inside the library

And linger over a long lunch with our BFF’s.

May there be a day when

Kids have sleepovers

Teachers relish their rowdy classrooms

Graduates are high-fived

And we ride to school or practice or book club with the person down the street.  

May there be a day when we

Swing at the park

Visit our loved one at the hospital

Fill a church for a funeral

Celebrate communion together

And open plastic bags for candy during a parade.

In the meantime,

May we treat each other with extra doses of grace

Shore up our souls with tons of patience

And bring goodness into someone’s life each day.

May we choose to

Think of others more than ourselves

Love our neighbors more fiercely than we ever have

And amaze God with our abilities to be creative and thoughtful in how we uplift and minister to each other.

When the day comes and we celebrate those things we have now set aside,

May we remember deeply all those who made incredible choices for the benefit of others.

Edit our lives to include only the very best

And grasp the profound lessons that we have lived through.  

This is our moment

This is our time

To discover just who God calls us to be

And let this be our guiding light.

May we celebrate and deeply thank the Lord

Whose one set of footprints witness to how we were carried so tightly through this sandy time of our lives.

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Amen.

For the hope of celebrating together one day, I am grateful.

Blessings –

Dianne

Almighty God – thanks for carrying us through these days. We look forward to the day when we can have a feast together in Your honor. Amen.

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