Blessings and Benefits

For the past several years my friend has navigated the deep waters of grief. I listen whenever she speaks because I admire her faith and her courage. Really, I am hoping to find out how one losses an only son in a tragic car accident and then does not drown in despair. Quite the opposite, from her, I have learned to laugh out loud because she refuses to forget all the gifts of God.  All God’s benefits and blessings!

I never met her son personally, but I caught a glimpse of him when I was invited to attend the annual golf tournament hosted by a handful of his many friends. While there I was told that one of his friends flies in from Shanghai every year and another from Florida, these men obviously want to remember and honor their friend. Moreover, no one wants to forget the many benefits of friendship with this man who was also a husband and father of 6 children. So family, friends and even friends of friends gather to play golf and auction off items to raise money that will bless and benefit my friend’s six grandchildren.

Can you and I laugh out loud?  Do we remember God in ways that bless and benefit others?

Bless the Lord, O my soul,
and all that is within me,
bless his holy name!
Bless the Lord, O my soul, and
forget not all his benefits,
(Psalm 103:1-2 ESV)

I invite you to take time and meditate on Psalm 103 and all the benefits of God. Which one  will your soul not forget?

2 thoughts on “Blessings and Benefits

  1. Ben says:

    Great post!

  2. sharon meyer says:

    Thanks for this reminder of all God’s gifts to us!!

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