ART & POETRY BY KATHY BOECHER©
This year is going much too fast. It seems the older we get the swifter the journey. Our bodies are telling us to slow down, but our minds are still in high gear. With Thanksgiving right around the corner, I thought I’d share some thoughts about the blessings God has bestowed on me not only this year, but throughout my life. I first would like to give thanks Gor His presence in my life and the knowledge that I will someday see Him face to face. I want to thank Him for the gift of family. Both my husband and I have been nurtured in His Word throughout our lives. This past few days has given us a view of the benefits of that nurturning. He has gifted us with three amazing children, the loves of their lives, and three astonishing grandchildren. They have started us on a new journey – getting organized and preparing for the future. It was an amazing weekend with all of them. They are definitely servants of God and we are richly blessed.
The poetry I wrote several years ago, expresses the love of family and the gifts God continues to bestow on us through them.
You temper us along the way,
To make us perfect day by day.
At times it seems like waiting is the only thing to do.
We think our prayers aren’t answered, but that just isn’t true.
Our future you have crafted, we know your plans are great.
You pave the way to prosper us, you teach us how to wait.
Through waiting you grant patience to a heart that’s filled with pain.
You’ve conquered death. Eternal life is now our very gain.
Oh thank you, God for Jesus, on this day in every hour.
For taking on our hardships and turning them to power.