We so often forget the gorgeously delivered blessing. Thankful for but a moment, we move on in haste to the next thing.
I had a vision at the commencement of a church service recently; it involved a man and his wife and children making their way to their seats. I recalled a time—when as a guy, single, lonely and struggling—I so pined for that; to walk into church, or anywhere for that matter, with my family.
At that time, such a thing could not possibly have been taken for granted—how I wanted to hasten that reality; that day! I believed in that vision because I had to.
Now that I’ve been married for some time, I find it’s all too easy to grumble about such a life. Don’t get me wrong, I love it. It’s just that we soon forget how good God’s been to us—and continually so (but, often—funnily enough—we only recognise this in hindsight). So, I’m thankful for the vision that God gave me; a fleeting mirage to re-consider a former stage and phase where I was not so well off.
The challenge is to remain cognisant of the things that we’ve been abundantly blessed with.
It’s the key to our happiness, really. So, what vision of remembrance are you missing out on?
© 2010 S. J. Wickham.