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.
(Give Thanks, Don Moen, 1986)
Yes you are.
Rich, that is.
Oh, your car may be falling apart and your dishwasher may be dying and you may be checking the sofa for enough change to make a Del Taco run, but you are rich.
First, in this world you are rich. Beloved, there are people out there who pray for shoes so they won’t have to walk barefoot
who pray for clean water to wash the dishes with
who pray for dishes…and food to put on them.
And in the spiritual world…are you kidding? You’re the beloved child of the King of, you know, Everything.
You are in possession of the greatest treasure the universe has ever known:
the love of God.
Baby, you are rolling in it.
Bask in your wealth today, Beloved.