Dear Lord,

I’ve realized something. Not just in my head, but in the depth of my soul. It’s a simple thing, but foundational for everything else.

It’s the gift You have given me of saying “Thank You, Lord!” I can say it with every breath. I can say it in the most painful moments. Indeed, I can say it for an eternity and never have said it enough.

So thank You, Lord! Thank You for the gift of life. Thank You for creating me in Your image. Thank You For Your unconditional, transforming and eternal love. Thank You for Your joy that trumps my pain. Thank You For Your hope that overcomes my despair. Thank You For Your life that overcomes my death. Thank You for Your love that changes everything about everything.

Yes, thank You, Lord!