It’s a great day! Miss Madelyn is three today. So. We’re having an early morning breakfast party to begin the long weekend celebration. The biblical narrative clearly tells us there’s a plan of hope and future, there’s no reason to fear but to have faith in all things, even in the messiest and most difficult things, because God has promised all things will purposefully work together for good. And. I’m grateful. I’ve seen these promises fulfilled in our little three-year-old miracle.
The thing is . . . my gratefulness extends to her biological parents and family in China . . . as well as the orphanage workers who took care of her during the process of adoption. They are true heroes, the ones who were used to start the ongoing miraculous story, believing there was something more for her to experience in life, who hoped for the opportunity to have her cleft lip and palate repaired, and who dreamed dreams for her life. To all, thank-you.
Consider the power of being used for the purpose of God: But even if I am being poured out as a drink offering upon the sacrifice and service of your faith, I rejoice and share my joy with you all. (Philippians 2:17, NASB)
Selflessness is a true gift to be celebrated. Those who pour out their own life for the sake of others are the ones who change this world for good, who are a part of the miracles of God. And. They are often the unsung heroes of the world.
Day two of forty days of intentional gratefulness: Give thanks for the heroes who work in the miraculous of God. Take time to thank a specific individual for their willingness to make a difference for the sake of others. God, bless those who give their lives for the sake of others. Thank You for how You have used them to impact this world through Your miraculous plan for hope and a future.
Learning to Kickstart each day with gratefulness,
(Written by Kerrie Carlisle Palmer © 2012 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED)