Thank You

Dearest Abba, Father in Heaven, Lover of my Soul,

Thank you for taking the time to create me. Thank you for putting your mark on me. Thank you for placing in me something of you that the world needs.

Thank you for weaving into the fabric of my heart a thread of longing that yearns only for you. Thank you for all the threads which together create the unique tapestry of me.

Thank you for my inconsistencies. Thank you for my weakness. Thank you for my foolishness. Thank you for the things which prevent me from taking myself too seriously.

Thank you for play. Thank you for big grins and belly laughs. Thank you for children’s giggles. Thank you for shared jokes and glad hearts. Thank you for being you with me.

Thank you for beauty. Thank you for craggy mountains and waving grasses. Thank you for wind, and how it makes trees dance and whisper together. Thank you for endless waves and still waters. Thank you for red deserts and blue skies. Thank you for the silence of winter and whiteness of snow. Thank you for making this earth and hiding pieces of yourself in everything for me to find. Thank you for saying, “It is good”.

Thank you for the impractical. Thank you for the unpredictable. Thank you for surprises. Thank you for adventure. Thank you for sharing your own wild nature with me.

Thank you for pain. Thank you for sorrow and tears. Thank you for depth of feeling. Thank you for wounds. Thank you for sickness. Thank you for those things which reveal my need for you. Thank you for those hurts which drive me into your arms. Thank you for the failures through which I experience your tender compassion. Thank you for need.

Thank you for unanswered questions. Thank you for waiting. Thank you for silence. Thank you for filling those spaces with yourself.

Thank you for war. Thank you for difficulties. Thank you for challenges. Thank you for hiding greatness within me. Thank you for revealing that there is more to me than I know. Thank you for dark storms which precede morning flowers.

Thank you for your kindness. Thank you for seeing me as I am and adoring me.

Thank you for friendship. Thank you for belonging. Thank you for those people whose lives intersect with mine in comfortable fellowship. Thank you for inviting me to be yours.

Thank you for love. Thank you for vulnerability. Thank you for openness. Thank you for freedom. Thank you for making me enough. Thank you for revealing your heart for me.

Come near to me. Show me you. In you is rest. In you I am home.

Amen.

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