God, thank You for a country where I don’t fear for my girls’ physical safety throughout the day and at night.
God, thank You for a community where I can leave laundry on the line and toys out in my yard and they’re still there in the morning.
God, thank You for the freedom to read books about struggles that are so far removed from me.
God, thank You for safety and Your hand of protection on my family.
God, thank You that when the burglar broke in through the nursery window, entering and exiting through the girls’ room last May no one was harmed. Thank You for allowing the girls to sleep through it all and be oblivious to the danger You saved them from. Thank You that they still sleep soundly and safely in their room to this day.
God, thank You for a government that even in it’s sinfulness, still stands on most terms of protecting life and governing those who threaten the quality of life.
God, thank You for sparing my direct family from direct involvement in the utter destruction and soul-ripping pains of human trafficking. We didn’t get to pick where we were born, so thank You for this undeserved blessing.
God, thank You for sparing us, thus far, from the utter horrors of child soldiers, sexual abuse, torture, in-country combat war, abandonment, violence, rape, slavery and so many of the other ways mankind can find to inflict terror upon each other. Lord, don’t let me take it for granted that You have spared us from this, thus far. Please don’t let me get lost in my little world of blessing that I’d become so sheltered from the pains around this world… and please help me to fight the real battles, leaving the civil arguments amidst warm houses filled with more than we could ever need. Lord, please help me to run HARD after You, promoting Your justice to save us, mankind, from ourselves.
God, thank You so much for ALL that You have given me and opened my eyes to.
Now, Lord, help me to use that wisdom to fight the good fight, win the race and keep the faith.
You are more than enough.
Where You lead me, I will follow.
I love You, Lord.