When I began writing my 1000 Gifts post this week,
I had to think of all the things that weren’t going to make the list.
I know that the Word tells us in Eph 5:20 that we should
always give thanks for all things
Did God mean that I should be thankful when I drop an open bag of instant potato flakes in the silverware drawer?
And was I to bow my head in thanksgiving as the canning jar shattered on the concrete floor
spreading its shards far and wide
right beside the pile of dirty laundry?
How about the time I spent two hours making a 40 minute drive because I was hopelessly lost
in a place where there is no cell phone service,
no businesses where one can stop and ask directions
in fact, pretty much nothing
except trees and dirt roads and hills?
Was I supposed to be joyously praising Him as I turned back toward civilization,
going many miles extra, just so I could find a place with cell service
in order to call and get directions?
Because if so, I’m afraid I failed.
I wasn’t very thankful.
Maybe next week…