Every so often I go through my collection of antique children’s readers books. The artwork and the stories within the pages of these books have an innocence – a sweetness about them. The other day I picked up a book titled Standard Bible Story Readers – Book Four. It is was published back in 1927.
Do you ever open a book and discover that the content – say for example a picture or a story – grabs your attention? The other day I opened this book up to the "God's Love" poem. It was as though it was meant to be for my hands to open that book to that very page - like a special message given as a gift for the day. I immediately told God “thank you” for this. I also thank God each and every day for the blessings that He has bestowed to my family and to myself. There are times that I wonder why things happen the way they do, but I never blame God for them. Never. I can only praise Him for loving us and for being our Father.
Also inside the Bible reader are the above and below pages.
….Land of the pilgrims’ pride….from every mountainside…let freedom ring!
For peace and for plenty, for freedom for rest,
For joy in the land from the east to the west;
For the dear starry flag with its red, white and blue,
We thank Thee from hearts that are honest and true.
For walking and sleeping, for blessings to be,
We children would offer our praises to Thee;
For God is our Father, and bends from above,
To keep the round world in the smile of His love.
I am so very thankful to be a child of our God.
I am also thankful for all of you, too!
Happy Thanksgiving everyone!