Grace and gratitude belong together like heaven and earth.
Grace evokes gratitude like the voice an echo.
Gratitude follows grace as thunder follows lightening.
Nothing separates our thankfulness
from the gifts we’ve been granted.
We have been given life, certainly.
But that is not all,
though more than plenty.
we are given forgiveness.
Offered a new life,
An opportunity to
make things right again
by His forgiving
It is possible to be grateful every day
without knowing grace.
Many voices raised today
speak of thankfulness.
But to know the gift of grace–
experience its resounding clarifying brightness,
its gentle, compassionate merciful touch
every day, every hour, every moment
we must respond, thundering
our gratitude at the lightening spark of God,
echoing unending thanks
in our every breath.