RSS Feed

Songs of Thanksgiving #IAmThankful

Posted on
Songs of Thanksgiving #IAmThankful

Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 (NIV)

Andrew Peterson, one of my all-time favorite musician/storytellers, has a song entitled, “Don’t You Want to Thank Someone.”

Can’t you feel it in your bones
Something isn’t right here
Something that you’ve always known
But you don’t know why

‘Cause every time the sun goes down
We face another night here
Waiting for the world to spin around
Just to survive

But when you see the morning sun
Burning through a silver mist
Don’t you want to thank someone?
Don’t you want to thank someone for this?

Songs of Thanksgiving

A few years ago, I went through a challenging season – the “years of tears” as I now, and not so affectionately, call them. I’m sure it comes as no surprise to you when I tell you there have been circumstances in my life for which I have been less than thankful. I’d bet my last dime (as my mom says) that you’ve been there too for one reason or another.

In one of my hardest days, I remember listening to the line in Peterson’s song, “Don’t you want to thank someone for this?” and saying, “No, Mr. Peterson. No, I don’t want to thank someone for this.” This is hard. This is painful. This is a time of grief, not gratitude. What could there possibly be in this to be thankful for?

……..

**Read the rest of this post over at All Mom Does and be sure to check out the rest of the devotionals in this series. You can also find a printable version of all of the devo’s in this series here.

About Andrea

I'm a stumbling pilgrim and gatherer of stories. Stories about Jesus and how He gave His life for me, sustains me and redeems me... even though...

Share Your Thoughts

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: