“Every day of my life was recorded in your book.
Every moment was laid out before a single day had passed.
How precious are your thoughts about me, O God.
They cannot be numbered!
I can’t even count them; they outnumber the grains of sand!”
–Psalm 139:16b-18a (NLT)
I’ve counted well beyond 800 now in my One Thousand Gifts list, and now it seems like I have enough moments recorded to make a book. But the truth is my list is but a tiny, tiny snippet of what God has already recorded in His book.
As Psalm 139 reminds me, I can’t count all the moments, all the ways He loves me and all the thoughts He thinks of me because His precious thoughts outnumber the grains of sand. Oh, what a truth to ponder!
Here are items 814 through 837 in my list:
814. putting a hand of blessing on the head of each dear member of my VBS crew
815. a chance to “be the gift” — they even gift wrapped me in paper and bows!
816. warm hugs from new little friends
817. their whistles, quacks and baaas as they talk to the animals
818. remarkable cows and refillable milk cups for 50 cents
819. pig races and familiar faces at the county fair
820. courage to ride the ferris wheel
821. close encounters with exotic animals
822. his passion for funnel cake
823. carefree leaps into the pool
824. food and fellowship among church friends
825. lessons from Esther
826. how God cares for His people
827. the kind worker who gives us an impromptu tour of the local food shelf
828. how the sunshine dances on the waves and the reeds
829. the peaceful sound of the waves gently lapping against the boat as it glides across the water
830. unexpected goosebumps on an August evening
831. sunset on the lake
832. how she bounces happily through the grass, chasing butterflies
833. meet-you-in-the-middle hugs given with a running start
834. giving lessons in how to drink Coca-Cola from a glass bottle
835. strong, confident legs that pedal the bike and pump the swing
836. her request for “Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus” as a lullaby
837. fishy faces
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