Whenever something beautiful happens, someone…somewhere… is praying. — Anonymous
Several autumns ago, I heard sad news of a friend. A sudden, unexpected “storm”was threatening to rob him of a beautiful gift in his life… and since such gifts are never for the giver alone, one that touches and lifts so many others too… A year of many prayers later, God’s answer was manifest, and remains ongoing today. Somehow, I think the words I shared with my friend that next Thanksgiving ring true any time… May they lift you up with your own heart of thanks for how He is moving for you in this season’s prayers:
as I think back on the blessings in my life,
they seem somehow intertwined with yours.
For my heart is overflowing praise
for how God worked so lovingly
through all our prayers for you.
Like a lamplighter, He lit each one with His Holy Fire,
making them shine like stars coming out… one by one by one…
He used them to shed light upon your then-dark sky
and reflect the power of His Glory back on us.
O, the wonders of His Love,
O, the Light of this new day!
This Thanksgiving I rejoice with you… and songs of Christmas joy just fill my heart.
Because I haven’t had to be there to know
How truly God has restored you.
© Pam Depoyan