The weather is rather dreadful this morning, it's been raining hard, a dull day and cooler. Autumn is in the wind.
A visitting clergyman faced a morning like this, with rain beating against the church windows, and the congregation looking very subdued.
He started by saying......
You know, I like to start services with these words.....
'Let us thank God this morning for.......' and then add whatever blessing is appropriate at that time.
However, on a morning like this I have to say 'Let us thank the Lord every morning is not as bad as this!'
Everyone laughed and a cheerful, enjoyable service followed.
There is always something to thank God for if we just take a few moments to think about it.
God didn't promise days without pain,
Laughter without sorrow,
Sun without rain.
But he did promise you
Strength for the day,
Comfort for the tears,
And light for the way.
Remember....He sends you flowers every Spring, and light every morning......