• Faith Series

    Don’t Forget The Little Blessings

    ‘When you have eaten and are satisfied, praise the Lord your God.’ Deuteronomy 8:10 NIV

    *This is from Bob Gass’ THE WORD FOR TODAY (actually today’s word). I’ve re-entitled it. I hope we are blessed by God’s reminder for us not to forget the small blessings.*

    We decided to reprint this story because its message is timeless:

    ‘They huddled inside the storm door – two children in ragged, oversized coats. “Any old papers, lady?” I was busy. I wanted to say no – until I saw their feet. Little sandals sopped with sleet. “Come in and I’ll make you some hot cocoa.” There was no conversation. Their soggy sandals left marks on the hearthstone. I served them cocoa with toast and jam to fortify them against the chill outside. Then I went back to the kitchen to work on my household budget. The silence in the front room struck through me. I looked in. The little girl held the empty cup in her hands and looked at it. The boy asked, “Lady, are you rich?” I looked at my shabby slipcovers. “Am I rich? Mercy, no!” The girl put the cup in its saucer – carefully. “Your cups match your saucers.” Her voice was old with a hunger not of the stomach. They then left, holding their bundles of paper against the wind. They hadn’t said thank you. They didn’t need to – they’d done more than that. Much more. Plain blue pottery cups and saucers, but they matched. Potatoes in brown gravy; a roof over our heads; my man with a good steady job – these things matched, too. I moved the chairs back from the fire and tidied the living room. The muddy prints of small sandals were still wet on my hearth. I let them be. I want them there in case I ever forget how rich I am!’

    The word for you today is: Don’t forget to thank God… For the little blessings.


  • Reply Zinnie December 6, 2016 at 7:34 am

    Food for thought

  • Reply Iyke David December 6, 2016 at 7:49 am

    Yeah we many reasons to thank God!

  • Reply Jeffrey Jamez December 6, 2016 at 9:21 am

    Hmmmm… Nice one… I used to think I had problems, but then when I watch CNN every morning at the office, I realised I don’t have any problem at all and I just Thank God.

    • Reply TM David-West December 6, 2016 at 11:21 am

      Indeed, seeing the troubles people have to go through, I just begin to thank God for my “problem-free” life.

  • Reply Gloria December 6, 2016 at 10:24 am

    Yeah, thanks to God

  • Reply Toyenlon December 6, 2016 at 12:30 pm

    Thank you Lord.

  • Reply Marnie Jerimiah December 6, 2016 at 1:49 pm

    Thanks for letting us see this

  • Reply Exceptionalstar December 6, 2016 at 4:10 pm

    I’m so grateful sweet Jesus, everything written about you is great!

  • Reply Patience.Bassey December 6, 2016 at 5:09 pm

    Very true!
    Thank you Jesus

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