Giving Thanks

“Each day that we live,
he provides for our needs
and gives us the strength
of a young eagle.
For all who are mistreated,
the [Lord] brings justice.
The [Lord] is merciful!
He is kind and patient,
and his love never fails.
The [Lord] won’t always be angry
and point out our sins;
he doesn’t punish us
as our sins deserve.
How great is God’s love for all
who worship him?
Greater than the distance
between heaven and earth!
How far has the [Lord] taken
our sins from us?
Farther than the distance
from east to west!
The [Lord] is always kind
to those who worship him,
and he keeps his promises
to their descendants
who faithfully obey him.”
(PSALMS 103:5, 6, 8-12, 17, 18 CEV)

Springs of Sweet Water

“Just as after a shock of earthquake springs of sweet water sometimes emerge in desert places, and the arid wastes are irrigated and become fruitful, so in certain cases the shock of suffering opens up within the heart of a man hidden springs of living water, and in place of murmurings and complainings there issue from him streams of gratitude and joy.” – Sadhu Sundar Singh