Father thank you for yesterday
A dismal day of queasiness and vertigo
There is nothing like the sweet blessing
Of a sick day to fill one’s heart with true gratitude
For a new day
Father thank you that yesterday
Was no worse than an ordinary sick day
I thank you for time spent doing little and
Thinking much about how life changes and wishing
For a new day
Father thank you for teaching me
To value highly and protect more fiercely
My good health knowing how poor health could hinder
Achievement of my hopes and so much of my delight
In a new day
By Carol Ann Hoel © February 19, 2011
Psalm 50:14-15 – The Bible – Offer unto God thanksgiving; and pay thy vows unto the most High: And call upon me in the day of trouble: I will deliver thee, and thou shalt glorify me.
Proverbs 3:5-12 – The Bible – Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight. Do not be wise in your own eyes; fear the LORD and shun evil. This will bring health to your body and nourishment to your bones.
Honor the LORD with your wealth, with the first fruits of all your crops; then your barns will be filled to overflowing, and your vats will brim over with new wine.
My son, do not despise the LORD’s discipline, and do not resent his rebuke, because the LORD disciplines those he loves, as a father the son he delights in.