There Are Blessings All Around Us

Today is one of those days that seems to not have enough hours.  I am running back and forth across town, searching for a few stolen moments to work on my sermon.  As I stress out about this and that, I suddenly remember that this day is already filled with tremendous blessings.  Here are a few:

  1.  My youngest son wakes up this morning and decides he wants to infuse himself today.  He depends on an injectable medication to help his clotting system.  The joys of having hemophilia.  Anyway, he found a vein on his first try.  I can’t tell you how much pride he felt as he managed to hold the needle steady with one hand, hold the syringe with the other hand, and find a way to release the tourniquet.  My stinky eleven-year-old boy feels strong and powerful today.  This is a blessing.
  2. My oldest son called me from college today with great news.  He expressed gratitude for me and that he couldn’t wait to share the good news that came his way.  He told me that he had an amazing voice lesson today and discovered the top part of his voice.  He knew that I could identify with what it feels like to sing well.  As I heard his voice, I could not help but give thanks for him and the relationship that we share.  He is twenty years old and still calls my wife and I, simply to share events in his life.
  3. Last night my church observed the beginning of the Lenten season.  The service was beautiful and inspiring.  I am blessed to share the sacred moments of life with an amazing congregation.

We can get caught up in what we need to do that we forget that there are blessings that are asking for our attention right here, right now.  My hope is that we remember to stop, give thanks for where we are and love the sacredness of being human.  Praise be to our amazing Creator, who lavishes us with treasures beyond our wildest dreams.

Published by joekmac

I am a pastor in the United Methodist Tradition. I am the Pastor of First United Methodist Church of Belen in the New Mexico Annual Conference. I am married to Cazandra and have two sons with hemophilia.

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  1. Enjoyed the service very much and the pancakes and fellowship before. So nice to hear good news!

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