Monday, April 8, 2013

G is for Grateful

Every day we run into people who are hard to get close to. Some are prickly and defensive, some are hurt and lashing out, some are tightly wrapped in self-pity and despair. I know them pretty well. I was one of them before Father began to draw me close to Him. I still have my days, but there are fewer of them than there were.

How grateful I am that I was welcome in my Heavenly Father's embrace when I was prickly, full of self-pity and lashing out at Him and at the world. Expressing my gratitude for that grace and for the beauty that it allows me to see draws me ever closer.

I bless you to recognize how Father God has welcomed you on your journey to Him.


  1. So hard for me to imagine you as prickly and defensive, Joan. You have such a lovely, gentle spirit!

    1. Thank you for your response. I'm glad to be a new creation.

  2. Pam took the words right out of my mouth :)