November 23, 2008

The giving of thanks....


"For all that has been, thanks. For all that will be, yes." --Dag Hammarskjold

This is my new favorite quote. I came across it in a book this evening, as my husband and I sat in the living room, in companionable silence, each absorbed in our own inner worlds of thought.

Yes, indeed "thanks." Thanks to God, who has given me life and every blessing I enjoy.... every trial, every sorrow, every challenge. And "for all that will be, yes." Yes! I will trust the One who is most trustworthy. I will embrace that which will be, with confidence, grace, and thanksgiving, knowing that this life is but the prequel to eternity. And therein lies the source of my gratitude: the promise of His Presence.