Why Do I Thank You

Let me paraphrase some famous words from Elizabeth Barrett Browning for today’s blog post.

Why do I thank you? Let me count the ways.

I thank You for the Son You sent,

Letting me my sins repent,

To live with You for countless future days.

I thank You for the godly wife

You found and sent to me

To have and hold and just to be

Companion for my life.

I thank You for the smiling face

My daughter gives to me

And for her sons, who number three,

And the love in me they place.

I thank you for prosperity,

Good health, and family—

For all that you have done for me

And all my family tree.

But most of all I thank you, Lord,

Just for being You—

For leading me in all I do

By Your Spirit and Your Word.

Guess you can tell poetry is not exactly my forte, but for some reason it just seemed like what God wanted from me today. I hope you found something to like about it.

What are you most thankful to God for?


If you abide in Me and My word abides in you, then you shall know the truth, and the truth shall set you free.



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David N. Walker is a Christian husband, father and grandfather, a grounded pilot and a near-scratch golfer who had to give up the game because of shoulder problems. A graduate of Duke University, he spent 42 years in the health insurance industry, during which time he traveled much of the United States. He started writing about 20 years ago and has been a member and leader in several writers' groups. Christianity 101: The Simplified Christian Life, the devotional Heaven Sent and the novella series, Fancy, are now available in paperback and in Kindle and Nook formats, as well as through Smashwords and Kobo. See information about both of these by clicking "Books" above.
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4 Responses to Why Do I Thank You

  1. Sharon K. Walker says:

    I have always appreciated your poetry. This was another good poem. I am thankful for God, family, friends, good health, and nature.


  2. Poetry may not be your strong point, but I love what you did with this one. I pray that God sends me a good man. Please say a prayer for me that He does.


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