Thursday, August 04, 2016

Baillie: giving thanks for blessings

Thursday, August 4, 2016
    Feast of John Vianney, Curè d’Ars, 1859
    Thanks be unto God for his unspeakable gift.
    —2 Corinthians 9:15 (KJV)
    I thank Thee, O Lord God, that though with liberal hand Thou hast at all times showered thy blessing upon our human kind, yet in Jesus Christ Thou hast done greater Things for us than Thou ever didst before:
    Making home sweeter and friends dearer:
    Turning sorrow into gladness and pain into the soul’s victory:
    Robbing death of its sting:
    Robbing sin of its power:
Making peace more peaceful and joy more joyful and faith and hope more secure.
    ... John Baillie (1886-1960) & Donald M. Baillie (1887-1954), A Diary of Private Prayer, New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1939, p. 103 (see the book)
    See also 2 Cor. 9:15; Isa. 35:10; 1 Cor. 15:55-57; Tit. 3:4-7; 2 Tim. 1:8-10
Quiet time reflection:
    Praise be to You, Lord.
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