Monday, December 6, 2010

Thankfulness For What You Could Not Afford

Thankfulness For What You Could Not Afford


Suppose God charged us for the rain,
or put a price on a songbird’s strain
of music, the dawn-mist on the plain.
 How much would autumn landscapes cost,
 or a window etched with winter’s frost,
and the rainbow’s glory so quickly lost!

Suppose that people had to pay
 to see the sunset’s crimson play
 and the magic stars on the Milky Way.
 Suppose it was fifty cents a night,
 to watch the pale moon’s silvery light,
 or watch a gull in graceful flight?

How much, I wonder, would it be worth
 to smell the good, brown, fragrant earth
 in spring? The miracle of birth—
How much do you think people would pay
 for a baby’s laugh at the close of day?
Suppose God charged us for them I say.
Suppose we paid to look at the hills,
 for the rippling mountain rills,
 or the mating song of the Whippoorwills,
 or the curving breakers of the sea,
 for grace, and beauty, and majesty?

And all of these things {GOD} gives us free!!
~Missionary Messenger

I read this poem in a book, and it stuck in my heart and mind for nearly two weeks...
a great reminder!
I have a heart full of thankfulness today toward God...He is so good!

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