“Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: To look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.” James 1:27 NIV
I heard a wonderful sound when I came home from work today, tired and weary. At first I wondered who was in my house and what they were doing! Then I recognized the sound and felt the effects. Warmth reached out to welcome me home! The sound was the cozy sound of hot water rattling its way through my baseboard heating system. My new furnace is working! I thought joyfully.
Warm autumn days lingered well into October. But the nights gradually got colder and I shivered in my cold, old house. The furnace had heated this house for twenty or more years, but inefficiently and expensively so. My wise and kind-hearted son-in-law saw how I might benefit from a new, more efficient furnace. Certainly the furnace, and the time it took my son-in-law and a friend to install it, are worth more than the amount of the bill I found lying on my dining room table. How can I say a grateful “Thank You” in a big way?
“O continue thy loving-kindness unto them that know thee; and thy righteousness to the upright in heart.” Psalm 36:10
Dear Father in Heaven,
Thank You for providing for me. Thank You that Your loving-kindness is demonstrated to me by the unselfish acts of others.