count your many blessings

By November 24, 2006Church, Family

I grew up in a church tradition that sang mostly hymns; in fact, for much of the time we sang only hymns. One of the hymns I remember singing went like this …

When upon life’s billows
You are tempest tossed,
When you are discouraged
Thinking all is lost,
Count your many blessings
Name them one by one,
And it will surprise you
What the Lord hath done.

Count your blessings
Name them one by one.
Count your blessings
See what God hath done.
Count your blessings
Name them one by one.
Count your many blessings
See what God hath done.

I count among my many blessings a family that raised me with Christian values. My mother and father modeled humility, servanthood, and a love for others.

I count among my many blessings a family that consists of a loving wife and two beautiful daughters.

I count among my many blessings a church family that has been an anchor of stability in an uncertain world. LifePoint is the most recent incarnation of this reality.

Thanksgiving has come and gone but the need to be thankful remains.