Being Stretched – Being Thankful

Good Evening, God!

I have so very much to be thankful for, God!  My amazing husband . . . our darling daughters . . . our growing grandsons.  Our family and our dear friends.  The people we interact with . . . humans are mostly good folks.

I had a thought come to me yesterday — while I was swimming with the giant school of little fish — that has stretched my heart.  I was looking at the fish.  And I noticed that while pale they did have colors . . . a thin yellow line down the side and other subtle shadings. I, of course, couldn’t begin to tell one fish from another.  But then I  thought — God knows them all by name!

I laughed!  I really don’t know if You have “named” them, God.  But, I am quite convinced that You “know” each of them and that they matter to You.  I pondered that thought.  You know the stars by name . . . why not fish?  Really, this whole idea is stretching my heart and mind.

As Madeleine L’Engle said in a Wind in the Door — size doesn’t matter.  Nothing is too big or too small for You.

Somehow, pondering Your love for each little fish helped me come a little closer to the height and depth of Your LOVE . . . You ARE Love!  And I am THANKFUL.

Story teller,

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