Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Because I have Been Given Much {Miguel's Missionary Moment}

On my wall hangs a large count down calendar which denotes how many days Miguel has left in his mission.  After coloring in the dot yesterday, only 319 days left until he comes home,  I realized that #319 is my favorite Hymn in our church Hymnal.  "Because I have Been Given Much". 

Because I have been given much, I too must give.Because of thy great bounty, Lord each day I live.I shall divide my gifts from thee with every brother that I see,who has the need of help from me.Because I have been sheltered, fed by thy good care…I cannot see another’s lack and I not share-my glowing fire, my loaf of bread-my roof’s safe shelter over head,that he too may be comforted.Because I have been blessed by thy great love dear Lord,I’ll share thy love again according to thy word.I shall give love to those in need. I’ll show that love by word and deed,thus shall my thanks be thanks indeed.

The lyrics reminded me that despite whatever trials I am going through, I am so blessed.  And, because I have been given much, I have shared my son with my Heavenly Father as Miguel serves and teaches and loves the good people of Atlanta, Georgia.

I must remember every day to be grateful.  And that I am...

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  1. Love that hymn as well and we appreciate you sharing a good missionary with us here in Georgia!

  2. This is a beautiful post! Great perspective. :)

  3. I sing this song to myself whenever I am really down and don't feel like I can get up and face the day. There is so much strength in these lyrics.


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