Sunday, November 24, 2019

Grateful to God...

Happy Thanksgiving...

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It Would’ve Been Enough!

It’s late autumn—
The High Holy Days are over
It is several months until Passover
so this is not the season of the year
when we sing “Dayenu” at Beth Israel
with grateful hearts, because
the apple of God’s eye survived the Exodus
and made it to the Promised Land

Still, I’m feeling thankful today
and feel like singing “Dayenu”
Thanksgiving Day is approaching
and I’m meditating upon God’s goodness

If God had merely given me life
but didn’t make me capable, strong and vibrant
it would’ve been enough!

If He had placed me in a family
but not an environment of acceptance, security, love
it would’ve been enough!

If God had provided me with daily bread and water
but not fruit and vegetables, meat and cake
it would’ve been enough!

If He had simply given me shelter
and not a pleasant home cozy, warm, and safe
it would’ve been enough!

If God had drawn me to Himself
but didn’t fill my heart with jubilation
it would’ve been enough!

And if He led me to the Cross
but didn’t reveal the countless splendors
the Cross secured for me in eternity
it certainly would’ve been enough!

but God’s generosity knows no bounds
and my cup is spilling over into its saucer
with His bounty of wondrous blessings
so I shall thank Him with praise and hallelujahs
singing with all my might—

Day dayenu, day dayenu
day dayenu dayenu dayenu!

Maude Carolan Pych

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