The reading today from 2 Corinthians 9 says that God is able to provide you with every blessing in abundance, so that by always having enough of everything, you may share abundantly in every good work. On this vacation I can relate to that feeling of experiencing every blessing in abundance. I have been experiencing wonderful moments with family and friends. I am very grateful for each blessing received. I do believe that I have enough of everything. I hope that I am sharing in every good work.
I spent most of the day outside near the ocean, breathing peacefully. The weather cooperated beautifully – it was sunny and warm, with a gentle breeze to ensure that we would not get too hot. My cousin and I walked along the beach, collecting sea glass as we went, with her two daughters left to entertain themselves for a bit. We had deep and meaningful conversations as we often do when we are together, usually one of us posing a question to the other that requires much thought before answering.
Earlier in the day, my friend and I also shared a precious discussion. She had been asking me throughout my stay with her about what lessons she could glean from me. At one point, I suddenly began to cry, overwhelmed with the thought that I might not ever see this particular beach again. She began to reassure me, but I simply said that I knew that what I would see would be so much more beautiful than what this ocean has ever offered me. She not only understood, she also agreed. I know that I have been blessed in abundance here on earth and for that I am incredibly grateful. This vacation has been a mini view of my world – amazing visits with my family and friends in a beautiful backdrop of God’s creation. What I also know to be true is that this is nothing compared to what is yet to come – there are more blessings in abundance in store.
Do you believe that you receive blessings in abundance?
Do you understand that the blessings to come are even more spectacular than those already received?
Ancient One, you who have created the world and everything in it, bless us extravagantly. Give us hearts to see your generosity. May our lips always praise your holy name for the great abundance bestowed upon us. Amen.