Monday, October 17, 2011

Undeserved.

This morning at the breakfast table the kids and I held hands and prayed over our oatmeal like we do every morning.


Elijah and I are talking a lot about being thankful these days. We're memorizing verses, making lists of things we're thankful for, and writing letters to people that we're blessed by. I've been really intentional about expressing gratitude and being aware of all we've been given. 




So, this morning when I thanked God for our food I looked at my kids innocent faces and was overwhelmed by the fact that they've never known hunger. They don't even know that some people don't have food. They don't know what real hunger feels like, actually, I really don't either. I've never gone without. I've never known the feeling of not having enough food for my children. 


It's not cause of anything I've done. It's all God's mercy. His grace being poured out on us completely undeserved. I pray this will be more than a fleeting thought, but an awareness that stays with me and is impressed on my children. 

11 comments:

theolivetree said...

ok seriously so sweet and true...had to stop my self from crying...my devotions is over thankfulness, this week :)

Michelle Elkins AKA Mickey said...

i love this. So great to hear moms out there walking the walk!!!!

bandofbrothers said...

all teary eyed over here...THANKS so much for the letter you wrote me. It meant so much to me and filled my love tank to the top, overflowing. you are a gem.

Sharstin said...

i love reading your blog, and this post was so amazing. I know i take things for granted, and need to realize all the blessings and remember to express gratitude--so important~ and what a great lesson for your kiddos! thank you!

Heart n Soul said...

We are so truly blessed. So much to be truly thankful for.

Jamie - Snow In December said...

A-MEN! I feel the same way. We are SO BLESSED. My children have a warm bed to sleep in and food every day. We have a wonderful God.

Emily said...

beautiful. you inspire me as a mother and woman!!

carina@a punk, a pumpkin and a peanut said...

that truly is lovely! and just the fact that you sit and hold hands to say grace before breakfast blesses me. i need to get in the habit of sitting with them, rather than cleaning the kitchen while they eat. these moments are fleeting. thanks for the reminder!

Flor said...

Yes! thank you for sharing. I was aware of something similar during our dinner time prayer.. and it just humbled me.
Such a wonderful post!

Anna (A Newfound Treasure) said...

So true... beautifully said :)

Anna
http://www.anewfoundtreasure.com

hannah singer said...

beautiful, jessica.
praise jesus for his mercies and humbling our hearts. i am grateful for you.

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