By  Rev. Dean  Beaty   3/18/08
“In everything give thanks: for this is the will of God
in Christ Jesus concerning you.”  I Thessalonians 5:18
The giving of thanks in everything,
This is the prayer that we are to bring.
But thankful for thorns deep in the flesh,
This is a thought that’s hard to address.
So often we whine, “Please take it away.”
It’s hard to walk on feet made of clay.
Our dim lit eyes see not as God sees.
We would prefer a calm life of ease.
Our Father is wise in giving a test.
He gives to all what He knows is best.
We can’t see it now so trust in His care.
He never gives more than we’re able to bear.
So trust in the Lord.  He does all things right.
He’ll be by your side all through the night.
The giving of thanks in everything,
Shows God as both our Father and King.