Give thanks with a grateful heart.
Give thanks to the Holy One.
Give thanks because he’s given Jesus Christ, his son.
And now let the weak say, “I am strong…”
Let the poor say, “I am rich,”
Because of what the Lord has done for us.
And now let the sick say, “I am whole…”
(Give Thanks, Don Moen, 1986)
God is not bound by time.
Stay with me here.
God created time. He exists outside of it. He is simultaneously present at all moments of eternity.
So, my body may ache, my soul may weep, my society may be wracked with sin and pain and loss.
God sees more. He sees me as I am, but also as I will be. He sees the aching, but also the relief. He hears the weeping, but also the rejoicing. He knows the sin, but also the redemption.
Singing this line is not a denial or what is. It is a celebration of what also is.
Not just someday, but right now. Because for God, it’s all right now.
When God looks at you…what does he see?
Happy Friday, Beloved.