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Blessings
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By Louis Gander
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Blessings

God showers me with blessings -

too many to be named.

And He has given me so much -

so much, I am ashamed.

 

Though I have lost possessions,

(some former wants and needs) -

I'm steered to where I wish not go,

as my Creator leads -

and made to walk in valleys deep,

so great, the length and breadth -

and made to go to distant lengths,

and sometimes near to death.

 

He showed me all that I had missed

to understand His scene -

and made me walk on water,

and through His pastures green.

But sight? None can imagine -

the view beyond the skies -

to see what can't be understood

with selfish, simple eyes!

 

His blessings once confused me,

and camouflaged my pride,

and I just couldn't see His love,

'till I set 'me' aside.

Yes, God has showered blessings,

too many to be named -

and He has given me so much -

so much, I am ashamed.

 

And yet, His greatest blessing,

so many years before -

was that He gave His only Son.

What blessing is worth more??

 

©2011 louis gander


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Submitted: Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 3, 2014

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Born in Richland Center, Wisconsin in 1954. It's the poem's message that matters- not the poet.


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