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Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Unwrapping the Gift

"Each day is a precious gift...Receive today's gift gratefully, unwrapping it tenderly."(36) Today's devo reminded me of a long trip we made on Christmas Day several years ago. Four adults and three grandchildren, packed to the max, in "Rhonda the Honda" (our Odyssey) headed to Ohio to celebrate the holidays with our oldest son's family. Because we had about 16 hours of driving time, I had packed Christmas gifts in backpacks for the kids to each open, one at a time, paced throughout the trip. Each gift was a big deal...at least for a few miles!
May we gratefully enjoy today's gift, making the most of each mile in this God-adventure.
Gratefully Unwrapping My Day...dmc


  1. It is soooooo hard to not focus on the visible so much of the time, isn't it? I quote that scripture of focusing on the unseen quite a bit, but evidently not enough, because I still find myself focusing on the seen! I want to savor the gift God has for me today!!

  2. In today’s devotions the part that stuck out with me was in the commentary for 2 Corinthians 4:18. “Just as athletes concentrate on the finish line and ignore their discomforts…..”
    That brought back memories! I ran cross country in high school and we would run about 10 miles a day to practice for a 3 mile race. As a runner, you get to a point they call a wall where you feel like you can’t keep going. Every fiber in your body says stop, but you just keep running. Eventually you get past this wall and a new refreshed feeling comes over you, but the only way to get through this wall is to concentrate on something other than your pain. Sound familiar? 2 Corinthians 4:18 So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. FOR WHAT IS SEEN IS TEMPORARY, BUT WHAT IS UNSEEN IS ETERNAL. Just like athletes, we must ignore our “discomforts” in life, for this is only temporary and focus on our eternity with our heavenly Father!

    (Sorry for the bold letters, it wouldn't let me underline)

  3. Awesome thoughts...I just keep learning from these posts...thanks!