I love my life right now. I feel so blessed sometimes that I think my heart will literally explode.
I think that attending church is playing a big role in my feelings about life in general. I am finally coming to the realization that I’m no longer visiting a church, I am attending my church. Those wonderful people are my friends, my confidants, my extended family.
All of these feelings have been magnified this week by the loss of an important member of our church community. As we attended services last Sunday morning, she was suddenly taken from us at only 47 years of age.
After hearing the news at the end of the service, it was simply astounding to see the way that each member of the congregation rallied to the aid of one another in their time of need. Through many hugs and tears, I realized that these people really care about and love each other.
The Bible tells us that “God is love” and wherever love is, I believe that God is definitely there, too.
All of the events this week have made me realize how much I take life for granted, and made me realize anew the blessings that I have been given. My family, my partner, my friends, and my pets are such wonderful things that I have to wonder why I deserve them.
Sometimes, when I lay down to sleep at night, I pause to thank God for my comfortable bed, the food I have eaten, the roof over my head, and my health. There are so many people in this world who don’t have those things, and I am so fortunate.
Thank you, Jesus. I am eternally grateful to you.