Not long ago, I had some complaints about “Jay’s” level of gratitude. Although, who can blame him? Even as an adult, I cannot imagine life without my family. I cannot BEGIN to imagine that level of pain as a child.
All that said, he is still blessed. And, to my extreme joy and pride, he is beginning to realize it. Sweet Jay has matured more each time we have seen him. We take turns telling what we’re thankful for at the dinner table, and he rarely bats an eye at his turn. I could take a lesson from Jay and mend my own weaknesses a little faster!
The most freeing thought I can think in these moments is that GOD is able to do for Jay ALL that He needs. I cannot and WILL not impart a single good thing to that precious young man except for what God empowers me to give. It is entirely possible that God will shower His love on Jay through something OTHER than me, and I will be nothing but a joyful bystandard.
Grace is so freeing. It requires nothing of me. Thank God.