Gratitude Day 22: Every Blessing
|Ramsey Prong, Greenbrier|
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
© 2014 Kristina Plaas, All Rights Reserved
Part way through the talks there was a piano solo by Lynette James of the YSA Branch. I had asked Lynette to play this specific number, her own arrangement of Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing, because I had heard her play it before and loved it. Once she started playing, I finally let go of enough tension to feel the spirit. The lyrics kept running through my mind as the music flowed. The words from the second verse especially touched me:
Jesus sought me when a stranger,
Wandering from the fold of God.
He, to rescue me from danger,
Interposed His precious blood.
In that moment I knew Jesus was about to rescue me, a wandering sheep, again. I'm not sure how this happens, but I know it happens. Things work out. The crisis passes and I survive. My faith is renewed. I see the goodness of others. I am blessed by the source of every blessing -- again. Thank you, Lynette, for reminding me.