I am grateful for my hearing and the sounds of the world around me.
- Rain falling on my roof
- Birds chirping in the morning
- The baby hawk screeching for food in the summertime
- Silence on my porch after a heavy snowfall
- Motors running, tires squealing, horns honking as we navigate city traffic
- My grandsons’ voices when they call to tell me the latest news
- Bacon sizzling
- Voices lifted in praise of our Creator
- Acoustical worship music
- A crowded auditorium filled with the sound of saints singing hymns with a full orchestra.
- My husband’s tenor voice
Thank you for the ability to hear. You could have made the world silent, but you gave us ears to hear and beautiful sounds to listen to and enjoy. Help me to listen for Your voice today, to tune out the voice that try to drown out Your voice. Help me to hear Your voice so that I may follow Your ways and glorify you in all I do this day.
“Truly, truly, I say to you, he who does not enter the sheepfold by the door but climbs in by another way, that man is a thief and a robber. 2 But he who enters by the door is the shepherd of the sheep. 3 To him the gatekeeper opens. The sheep hear his voice, and he calls his own sheep by name and leads them out. 4 When he has brought out all his own, he goes before them, and the sheep follow him, for they know his voice. 5 A stranger they will not follow, but they will flee from him, for they do not know the voice of strangers.”
John 10:2-5 |ESV
The Accident was on August 12, 2013. For months the 12th brought me to tears. Then, about a year later, I decided to choose gratitude and healing rather than sorrow.
This month, I am taking the “Thanksgiving Challenge” and am posting Twelve Things I Am Grateful for in November each day for thirty days.