At milestones, say 'thank you' to God

1/3/2007

The Storyteller
Rev. Huey Wood 

A man came home from work and his wife said, “Honey, do you know what today is? It’s our 25th wedding anniversary, and I think we should go out and celebrate and have the time of our life.”  

He said, “That sounds like a winner to me, and if you get home before I do, leave the porch light on.” 

Some people just never get into this celebrating of birthdays and anniversaries business. They prefer to observe these days in quietness and think of what that day means to them. Others have parties that last all night. They have family and friends over, and the eating and noise goes on all night.  

To me, the most meaningful thing we can do (and I want you to know that I love my family and friends) is to be where we can think and thank God for all our blessings. For this married couple, how good it would have been to be together where they could think of these blessings sent from God and just be thankful.  

There are great words from a hymn that says, “Count your many blessings, name them one by one, and it will surprise you what the Lord has done.” 

No, we do not have to go out and party all night to celebrate. Regardless of what is being celebrated, we can sing and praise God from whom all blessings flow. He has done so much for us all.  

Wedding anniversaries or birthdays could be so much more meaningful to us if we just remembered how much God has blessed us in this great land in which we live. 

Prayer: Lord may we know that the greatest celebration is the celebration of worship. Amen. 

© 2002 Huey Wood