Young people are so tender and trusting and it takes so little to make them happy. When I planned this little trip, which was an all-of-a-sudden-surprise-to-me kind of thing I really thought about coming alone, then I realized that my grandson was going to be on Fall break and since everyone in the house works it would be a good thing for him to just come with me. When I told him I wanted him to come with me he jumped up and down and said he couldn’t believe, out of all the people I could have chosen to come with me, that I had chosen him to come with me. Everything we have done has been the “best thing ever”, I get thanked for everything and he has constantly asked if there is anything he could do for me. I thought about that tonight as I again saw the moon, which looks like by tomorrow night it will be full!
How grateful are we for the things God does for us?
If we could be like my fifteen-year-old grandson and dance around with happiness every time we see the full moon, or the leaves on the majestic trees changing colors when the calendar reaches a certain date, watch the ocean roar up to the shore and then pull back, knowing it has a boundary and isn’t supposed to invade the sand, watch the raccoons out by the big trash bin looking for a scrap of food which they eat with their tiny hands it might just begin to show God how grateful we are for all he has done for us in creation, I think it would make His heart as happy with us as mine is with Gabe right now.
I got a text message from my cousin Kris Shay Tanner, who lives in California, thanking God for the miracle He has performed for her son lovingly called “Junie”. I asked permission to put it here to show you the gratefulness of a happy mom who, I am sure, is dancing around the hospital halls as I speak! “It IS great news!! We have a ways to go but it feels surreal to be starring in a miracle!! Hahahahahaha! I was just saying to Cloud that what we are feeling is the same way the multitudes must have felt when they were fed from the loaves and fishes, how the blind felt when they received their site, and so many more miracles God has performed! “
The Psalmist had the right idea when he penned this, Psalm 100
On your feet now—applaud God, Bring a gift of laughter, sing yourselves into his presence. Know this: God is God, and God, God. He made us; we didn’t make him. We’re his people, his well-tended sheep. Enter with the password: “Thank you!” Make yourselves at home, talking praise. Thank him. Worship him. For God is sheer beauty, all-generous in love, loyal always and ever.