My favorite day of the week.
The day when we count blessings….
…the good things and the not-so-good things.
The day we acknowledge The One who loves us beyond anything we can imagine.
Everyday my husband drives through what is called a greenway. The mountainside is immediately on the right and and the gorge to the left on portions of the road. It’s beautiful. And true to its name in the spring and summer. He sees lots of wildlife. And dead deer in the fall and winter. Everyday he prays that he won’t hit one of those graceful creatures with his car.
After dark, the two of us, deep in conversation, were zooming down the black as pitch road when suddenly….headlights illuminated a huge deer standing in our lane. I gasped aloud. My husband stood on the break pedal. I looked into the passenger’s mirror to see another set of headlights closing in on us, exposing smoke from rubber burned off our car’s tires. The doe, just a hair from certain death, flailed around momentarily, then sprang toward the mountain, and disappeared. Her heart must have almost stopped out of fear. I know mine did. Somehow my mouth opened and words of gratitude and praise were emitted to our Strong Protector. I am grateful that my husband has prayed daily for protection…for his car and the deer. And I’m reminded that those prayers are not limited to the time we offer up those concerns, and so grateful that we and the deer were spared from disaster.
Joy may come from an experience of God’s protection or provision.
Joy may come from relishing the beauty of his creation.
Earlier this week we visited a nearby state park for the first time. Digitally capturing exquisite light and incredible bits of nature lift my spirits and fill my heart with joy. The photos in this post were all taken that day, mere moments apart.
What was it that brought joy to your heart this week?
Always on Joy Day we take time to count the gifts and blessings from our week.
The Lord has done great things for us, and we are filled with joy. Psalm 126:3
Will you join me in counting just seven of the many?
- Catching up with a dear long distance friend.
- The discovery of a new place to explore with my camera.
- Being reminded that regardless…HE IS ENOUGH.
- The successfully fun “bittersweet” hunt.
- For sunshine filtering through barren trees.
- For HIS protection on one dear to us.
- For the aroma of honeysuckle in the sink.
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