Retracing Blessings

I’m sitting in His presence,
The sunshine of His face,
While with adoring wonder
His blessings I retrace.
It seems as if eternal days
Are far too short to sound His praise.

Oh, the love that sought me!
Oh, the blood that bought me!
Oh, the grace that brought me to the fold,
Wondrous grace that brought me to the fold.

Gifts #589 – 624
~ The first sunflower blooms of the year spotted on June 1
~ The profusion blooming in the weeks since
~ The tenderness with which He seeks me
~ The old, old story of Jesus and His love (see here and here for two wonderful hymns on this theme from a poem by A. Katherine Hankey)
~ Corn planted at last (and now coming up)
~ First week of LTC for D
~ Treasured hours with our young man home between weeks of camp
~ Gift that overwhelms
~ Unity of purpose
~ Peace in knowing our Shepard will lead
~ First week of staffing
~ 4 years

~ 8 years

15 years

~ Unconditional blessing
~ First savings account
~ Watching the wheat through its stages

~ Harvest in process
~ Break in the heat
~ A heart-soothing Savior
~ Goal-success for a friend
~ Realization that it’s okay to need a summer break
~ Growing garden
~ Week of working and playing peaceably with my Blessings
~ Anticipation of having everyone home for a week
~ God, my Rock and fortress
~ Early Ed. appointment for Andrew
~ Fondly remembered therapist at his screening
~ Encouragement about his progress
~ Family weekends
~ Abundance of birds and blooms about the yard

~ Discouragement that comes when grand ideas don’t start off with a bang
~ Lessons in patience and perseverance
~ Mulberries richness gathered
~ Freedom, for which Christ has set us free
~ Lessons in laying hold of that for which Christ Jesus has laid hold of me (The Green Letters by Miles J Stanford)