It’s that time of year again when the all too familiar words “All I Want” are heard from young and old alike.
Mommy, all I want for Christmas is . . .
Hubby, all I want is . . .
Santa, all I want . . .
I’m not sure how you are filling in the blank this year, but I have a new perspective for the words “all I want.”
A few weeks back the weather here was quite drizzly, cold, and windy. As I was leaving the church building one afternoon, a homeless man who had been visiting us came in out of the cold and we began to visit. In the course of our conversation he said, “All I want . . .”
I’m not sure how you think he might have finished that sentence, but my heart was taken back by his words. “All I want is a tarp to cover what little stuff I have that is now getting ruined by this rain.”
Oh friends, while we are thinking of all the things we want to fix up and fill our homes this holiday season, just remember there are some out there just wishing for a tarp so they will have a dry place to lay their head and protect their “stuff”.
I am seeing more clearly everyday just how blessed I am and I hope you realize just how blessed you are too. Even in the midst of our struggles and hardships, certainly we can see blessings in our midst.
Lord, amazingly I am so blessed. Help me to bless others.