Thursday, December 13, 2007

Thank God

I was searching the internet this morning for some graphics that I need for a report at work. I googled the term "world health" for images and found a picture that brought tears to my eyes. The photo showed a small baby, bare-chested, ribs clearly visible, a bloated belly, and a mouth wide open in a cry of agony.

I immediately said a prayer begging God to end this child's pain and thanking him for the health of my son. I'm thankful that we can provide for his basic needs. He has food, clothing and shelter through the grace of God. I am thankful that I don't know the pain of watching my child suffer, the pain endured by the mother of the child in the photograph.

It's so easy to take for granted the blessings God has given me. I get so busy worrying about our hectic schedule, household chores, bills, and projects at work that I forget to take time to thank God for the many wonderful things he has done in my life.

If you're as guilty as I am, this is your reminder to say a little prayer today.


lhodges said...

I try to make it a practice everyday to say ' thank you Lord for all you have done, are doing, and will do in my life. Thank you for your mercy and love.' I thank God evryday for my 3 wonderful children. My heart fills with joy each time I think of them. I have them on my mind everyday. They are each very special to me in their own way. Thank you Lord for all I have especially my children.

Anonymous said...

you are right.probably we keep ourself much occupied with the day to day business and forget to thank the almighty all this life and business starts from.This pic is really pathetic.even I also prayed for this child right after going through your post.may god give this babay health.
Kavita from India