Wednesday, December 14, 2011

I Don't Know Why...

I really can't think of any reason why God continues to bless me like He does. There are so many other people that deserve blessing far more than I do.

There are women experiencing their first Christmas as a widow and are even more lonely than myself.

There are so many unemployed moms and dads this Christmas, praying like crazy that someone...anyone will provide Christmas for their little ones.

There are Christian brothers and sisters across this continent being persecuted for worshiping the same Jesus whose birth we so openly celebrate in the United States.

There are disabled veterans that continue to be plagued by the harsh indifference they receive from their "fellow" Americans day in and day out.

There are still orphans praying for a mommy and/or daddy.

There are loved ones, in the care of Hospice or family members, anticipating their last breaths.

There are homeless men, women, and children that just crave a roof over their heads.

There are still infertile couples that would give anything to see the pregnancy test declare "positive" this year.

There are hurting moms and dads praying their prodigal son or daughter would choose this Christmas to come home.

There are drug addicts and alcoholics that would give anything to be clean and sober...forever...but are waiting on that miracle to get them there.

There are victims of cancer, still waiting to hear the word "remission".

So, why me? Why does God continue to bless undeserving me?

Honestly...I think it's for the same reason He gave His life for me 2000 years ago. His love for you, for me, and for those yet to come is already 100% complete. There is nothing we can do or not do to make Him love us any less or anymore. We just have to say "yes" and "thank you" to that love!

In the same way, I choose to say "yes" and "thank you" to His blessings. Some days, His blessings are obvious and enormous. Some days, they are much harder to see.

I don't know why He chose me, and I don't know why He continues to bless me so much, but I'm eternally grateful that He did then and that He still does now!

I love you, Lord Jesus!


  1. What a beautiful post! You are so right, God blesses you because He loves you and so do I, sweet sister in Christ. Thanks for the reminder of the greatest love story! Have a great day.

  2. God has a heart for us widows! Have a Merry Christmas!

  3. Today I was having a rough day, it started when I heard a song on the radio that my husband used to play on his guitar and sing. I was out driving all day and I was crying and wishing my husband was still with me. I received a call from my good friend who is also named Leah and she asked if I was ok. She said she had a feeling that I was having a bad day and that God wanted her to call me. She invited me over for a lovely dinner with brownies and ice cream in front of the fireplace. It was so comforting and relaxing. God sends me just what I need, just when I need it!

  4. Cyndi - Thank you for your sweet comment and beautiful reminder of God's love!

    Cindy - Yes, God does have a heart for us widows! I need to be reminded of that sometimes, it seems.

    Sue - I'm so thankful for your friend (also named) Leah. We need people like that in our lives to help through the difficult days. I know I am blessed to have that in my life.