Today's Thoughts - Good Friday

posted Apr 10, 2020, 12:33 PM by Rita Shipman   [ updated Apr 10, 2020, 12:37 PM ]

Return to the way it was…

So, truth is, I don’t want things to return to the way they once were. I pray that I can take the lessons and challenges of the past few weeks and create a new normal.

My goal is to pray more, love harder, and truly appreciate the daily abundance of blessings that were so easily overlooked just a mere few weeks ago.

1.    I pray the next time a friend grabs me and pulls me in for a hug, I will take the time to appreciate the gift of their embrace.

2.    I pray that the next time I’m sitting in a crowded restaurant I take the time to look around at the smiling faces, loud voices and thank God for the gift of community.

3.    I pray that the next time I’m standing in church listening to the voices of praise and taking communion that I take a moment to thank God for the gift of the congregation.

4.    I pray that the next time I see a person or situation that needs prayer, I hope I pray as passionately and fervently as I have these past few weeks.

5.    I pray that when I am at the grocery store that I take a moment to thank God that He provides us with the necessities of life and the amazing people who work so hard to keep us supplied.

6.    I pray that I never again take for granted the ability to hop in the car and visit a friend, go to the mall, or even go to the park, etc.