Gifts From God
I was just sitting down after a fantastic dinner that my wife
had made today. I was feeling warm, content, and very thankful to
God for my loving family and for my wife's delicious cooking. I was
feeling blessed to have been given so much to enjoy, rejoice in, and
share in my life. I doubted that there was anything that could make
me feel better than I did at that moment.
It was just then, however, that my wonderful daughter yelled
for me and my wife to hurry outside right away and see the sky. It
had been raining all day long, but now the setting sun was making
the breaking clouds in the western sky turn a glorious, shining
yellow. That was not all, though. At the same time God was using
that beautiful setting sun to create the most fantastic double
rainbow that I had ever seen. It covered the whole eastern part of
the sky and made my delighted heart sing with its wondrous colors.
It flowed from mountain to mountain and opened up a pot of gold in
my own soul as I watched it.
This Heavenly sight reminded me once again that God's gifts
come to us every second of everyday of our lives and that His
blessings for us never end. His love for us is endless and
unconditional and flows from everything in this life. We can see the
gifts of this love in the setting sun, the shining stars, the
colorful rainbows, the falling snow, and the glowing moon. We can
hear these gifts in the songs of a thousand birds and in the wind
whistling through the trees. We can feel these gifts in the hugs of
our loved ones and in the smiles of strangers. We can even share
these gifts ourselves by choosing to give our own soul's love, joy,
laughter, delight, peace, goodness, kindness, and happiness to
everyone we meet.
God's glorious love for us makes everyday holy. God's endless
love for us makes everyday a gift. Let's all join God then in giving
the gifts of love and joy to the world.
[ By: Joseph J. Mazzella -- from 'Inspired Buffalo' (InspiredBuffalo@lighthouse.net) ]
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