Today's reading reminded me of some of you who exemplify what it means to "fill up the spare moments of your life with praise & thanksgiving." Whether it is an "overflow of joy" or a decisive act in adversity, God's presence seems to rest on grateful people. I like the way Isaiah says that "all who see them will recognize that they are a people the Lord has blessed." Why? Because thankful hearts are like "gardens enabling what is sown to spring up." (Is.61:9&11)
When we lived up north, I was always amazed, in early spring, when tulips would burst through the snow! On this cold day, let's be like refreshing tulips bursting through mounds of snow!
Gratefully in His Presence...dmc