Grace days

“Here dies another day

During which I have had eyes, ears, hands

And the great world round me;

And with tomorrow begins another.

Why am I allowed two?”

(G. K. Chesterton, Collected Works of G. K. Chesterton: Collected Poetry: Part 1)

In Ann Voskamp’s book, One Thousand Gifts, she poses the question “why doesn’t anyone ask that question? Why are we allowed two? Why lavished with three? A whole string of grace days? Isn’t even one grace enough?” 

It’s true. I am so blessed, yet when one thing doesn’t go as predicted or bad things happen such as discovery of a brain tumor, I am quick to question God. Are you sure, God, that you know what you are doing here? I really don’t have time to deal with surgeons, hospital stays, and recovery. And what if you chose a cancer form of tumor? Will I be quick to praise you for cancer or an incurable disease? 

Prayer: Thank you, God, that we have available skilled medical staff and facilities right here in my hometown. You have given me such great joy in my family members and friends. I am truly blessed beyond measure even if my diagnosis is unfavorable.

Ask: Is there something in your life causing great unrest and anxiety? Maybe there’s not enough time left at the end of your day to complete all your tasks. Or, maybe there’s more month left at the end of your paycheck. Can you list three blessings from this day that generates joy in your heart?

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