Morning Thanks

Garrison Keillor once said we'd all be better off if we all started the day by giving thanks for just one thing. I'll try.

Saturday, December 22, 2007


A Thanksgiving Journal
December 22, 2007

“Nobody ever really knows everything about anyone else”—that’s what I heard someone say on a talk show yesterday, while I was working out.

It’s true, and it’s scary, in a way. I’ve been writing for almost a quarter of a century, but I know there’s more.

And it’s humbling: I can’t know everything there is to know about anyone else, including those most close to me.

And it’s shocking: we’re that complex, all of us; we’re that complicated and mysterious, that shadowed and brilliant.

And it’s comforting to believers because while nobody else really knows everything, someone—God—does.

But then that too is scary . . .and humbling . . .and shocking . . .and comforting.

This morning, I’m thankful we’re so fearfully and wonderfully made.

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