Hi to every reader. God gives us life and everything we have. We are entirely dependent on him, and he can take all or any of these things away at any time. He doesn’t put us here to have comfortable, trouble-free lives, but to mature by experiencing, and learning from, our challenges, losses and sufferings. So – we need to thank him for his gifts every day, whilst being ready to give them up at any time.
* …he himself gives everyone life and breath and everything else (Acts 17:25; NIV).
* The LORD gave and the LORD has taken away; may the name of the LORD be praised (Job 1:21; NIV).
* But God said to him. “You fool! This very night your life will be demanded from you. Then who will get what you have prepared for yourself?” (Luke 12:20; NIV).
* Be on your guard! Be alert! You do not know when that time will come (Mark 13:33; NIV).
You give me everything I need –
Life and breath,
Food, water and medicine,
Family, friends and home.
Thank you so much
For all these good things.
Please help me to be ready
To give them up
When the time comes
For you to take them away.
In Jesus’ name,