James 1:17 says Every good gift, every perfect gift, comes from above.
And goes on to say - These gifts come down from the Father, the creator of the heavenly lights, in whose character there is no change at all.
I am reminded that God is a constant, loving gift in my life.
In order to see life as a gift from God, I have to keep my eyes and ears open.
I have to open my eyes to the wonder around me
and say thank you for the beautiful flowers, the dancing stars,
the grass that somehow-miraculously is still green this late in the summer.
I have to open my ears to notice the gift
when someone says a simple thank you.
And of course I love to hear the best gift of all -
a whispered “I love you” from God Almighty.
“I love you” whispers God as the wind blows and the day cools off ever so slightly.
“I love you” whispers God as the dog follows me – everywhere I go.
“I love you” whispers God as the sun shines through the window slowly waking me up.
“I love you” whispers God as my family shares stories from the day.
“I love you” whispers God
in all sorts of ways
and all of them
A Perfect Gift!