Sometimes it Helps to see Things from Another Perspective

A Different Perspective

Lord, thank you for this sink of dirty dishes, We have plenty of food to eat.

Thank you for this pile of dirty, stinky laundry, We have plenty of nice clothes to wear.

Thank You Lord

And I would like to thank you, Lord, for those unmade beds. They were so warm and so comfortable last night. I know that many have no bed.

My thanks to you, Lord, for this bathroom, complete with all the splattered mirrors, soggy, grimy towels and dirty lavatory. They are so convenient.

Thank you for this finger-smudged refrigerator that needs defrosting so badly, it has served us faithfully for many years. It is full of cold drinks and enough left-overs for two or three meals.

Thank you, Lord, for this oven that absolutely must be cleaned today. It has baked so many things over the years.

The whole family is grateful for that tall grass that needs mowing, the lawn that needs raking; we all enjoy the garden.

Thank you, Lord, even for that slamming screen door. My kids are healthy and able to run and play.

Lord, the presence of all these chores awaiting me says you have richly blessed my family. I shall do them all cheerfully and I shall do them gratefully.



2 thoughts on “Sometimes it Helps to see Things from Another Perspective

  1. Well put. I’m sharing this with the kids. Too often, it’s about us and what we want, instead of others and what we really need.

    Prayers for healing and belssing for you and Kim!

    • Thank you!
      It is pretty difficult for us to learn to look outside our “wants” and trust God for our needs until we learn to act with empathy and compassion towards each other. And it begins with prayer, doesn’t it?
      Thank you for your prayers.

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