“Put on then, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience, bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive. And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony.” ~ Colossians 3:12-14 (ESV-emphasis mine)
Its interesting that Thankful Thursday falls on the one month "anniversary" of my Mother's passing...even more interesting that this was the scripture chosen for today. The past month, I haven't really felt like a "chosen one". I've felt more like a "forgotten one". I know that we are not to be ruled by our feelings. I know that nothing separates me from his love. The fact is that as I focus on "me" and what I'm lacking, I forget to focus on Him. He hasn't forgotten me, I chose to look away. So as I ask for His forgiveness (again) I will also lift my praises and thanksgivings to him.
My thankful list today...
1. I am thankful he takes me back every time I come.
2. I am thankful for the family he put into my life to surround me with love.
3. I am thankful for the little things he uses to remind me of his love...a well timed card from a secret pal, small flowers that make it through the stormy night, and hugs in the grocery store from a friend I didn't expect to see.