Saturday, February 02, 2013

Wealth in the Form of Skin

We used to sing this song at a church I attended that said "When I think of His goodness and what He's done for me; when I think of His goodness and how He set me free I could dance, dance, dance, dance, dance, dance dance all night"  (Then insert shout, praise, clap, etc etc). 

I was just thinking about God's goodness in my life... there are SO many facets to His goodness that it's overwhelming.  (creation, salvation, provision, health, breath, love, etc etc etc)  Today, I am focused on His goodness to me represented by the people and places that me... a girl from rural VT ... has had the privilege to experience.  SERIOUSLY?!  

I'm only 38...  and feel like I have already received a lifetime worth of relationships through some pretty unlikely connections along the way. 

May I never lose this wonder and excitement for knowing people.   Though there have been some excruciating emotional bumps and bruises along the way;  I am so glad that God in His mercy and faithfulness toward me has made it possible for me to keep my heart so wide open.   I think I'm learning that even some of the aspects of my life that I have hated... have been for my good in this area... allowing me more of these kinds of opportunities that otherwise I would have missed. 

If you were to measure my wealth by looking at my bank account... it would be laughable... and in fact you might have some questions regarding my wisdom :).   But today I feel very rich because of the lives I am already so blessed to have rubbed up against and those that are yet to come.