Perspectives by Rev. Janet Evans


Count Our Blessings

“Nature, time and patience are the three great physicians”

Having had some major surgery on January 26, I try to remind myself of these words  when I feel a little frustrated.

Being housebound has, however, granted me the opportunity to reflect upon how God walks with us on life’s journey.

These weeks have also reminded me of my many blessings.

I give thanks for:

•my friends and parishioners who have sent over casseroles, soup, cookies etc.

•those who have had flowers delivered to my door

•Betty and Bill who have taken me to my doctor’s appointments in Ottawa

•chocolates and prayers

•my husband who is now doing all of the dog walking and most other household chores

•cards and phone calls saying – “just checking in”

It is good to give thanks for those people who touch our days–who are our “angels” here on earth.

Sometimes, life is sad and gray, and we neglect to praise God for His grace. We fail to respect the day. Yet God loves us and will guide us as we greet each new dawn.

This week, I urge everyone to count their blessings. Share of God’s love with another person. Forgive one who has wronged you. Confess your wrongdoings and be reconciled with your neighbour.

And have hope–that in life, in death, in life beyond death, God is with us. We are never alone.

Praise be to the Creator of the heavens and the earth. Amen.

Rev. Janet Evans

Iroquois United Church

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