“You have made me glad by what You have done. I will sing for joy at the works of Your hands.” Psalm 92:4
This morning, after I read those words, I closed my eyes and counted, rehearsed, and said thank-you for all the good that God has brought into my life in the past week. I replayed events, savoring. I relived. I re-enjoyed. Even in the hard and the heart-breaking, I saw and savored God’s good gifts to me and to my family.
Then, to my surprise, the circle widened. I sat remembering things outside the small circle of me-and-mine. I saw and savored God’s good gifts to friends: the grandson expected; the long-awaited job; the new client; the evening of unexpected delight; the contentment in marriage. I shared their joy.
This week, I will search (in texts and emails and phone calls and visits and meetings) for all the good that God will bring. I won’t limit my search to the small circle of me-and-mine. I will let the circle widen. I wonder how many good things I will have collected for next Sunday’s savoring and saying thank-you.