Psalm 145:15-16 (ESV)
15 The eyes of all look to you,
and you give them their food in due season.
16 You open your hand;
you satisfy the desire of every living thing.
A personal note of thanks:
Heavenly Father, I just wanted to say thank you for ice cream. It’s so good! It’s cold! It’s tasty! In all honesty, Lord, I want to say thank you, not just for the ice cream but for all the good things you give me. So often I forget to do so. You are so generous, and I often fail to give thanks. Thank you, God.
God, You don’t just care for us, You care for everyone. You love everyone and everything, even the creatures of this world that are a distant thought to us. Without You, Your creation would not make it. We would not survive. But there You are, taking care of all people, all creatures, and all creation. Thank You!
And you’re more than just there—your hand is open, and your blessings overflow. You give the squirrels their nuts, the birds their worms, and the mighty lion his food. Then there is us. We are just a speck of sand on this earth. But we have Your attention! We have Your love! And You take care of all our needs. Thank you!
As we sit here and think, we can’t help but remember that You not only give, but give so generously. Our closet, our home, and our hearts are full of Your blessings. You have blessed us with so much variety and continually give us more than what we need to get by. You give us our life and breath, our time and talents. You give us our loved ones, our friends, and so much more. We are so blessed! Thank you!
We especially thank You, Lord, for the gift of Jesus, our Savior. In him, we have the joy and confidence of knowing that even when our earthly strength fails or tragedy hits, no matter our age,we have eternal life.
Dear Lord, You created the world and continue to care for it even though it is filled and tainted with sin. Thank You! Help us all to turn our eyes to You as the animals do and give thanks to You for all your many blessings. In the Name of Jesus, Amen.