I am probably one of the few women God ever created who for years and years of my adult life could have cared less about chocolate. Then everything changed. I went through a good long period of feeling like I couldn’t live without it. Chocolate this. Chocolate that. Everything chocolate. So much so any other food paled in comparison. My chocolate consumption got out of hand. So much so two friends said they would pray God would take the chocolate from my life. He did. Then after a good long while I started eating chocolate again. Moderately. Thank the Lord. I am not obsessed with it now. I simply enjoy it. It’s a special treat I eat in moderation. For which I am thankful to God.
Speaking of Thanksgiving, imagine my delight and pleasure concerning this. A beautiful friend who with her husband owns a restaurant came right to my hotel room door, knocked, and lovingly delivered – for free – a thick stack of delicious chocolate chip pancakes along with a container of chocolate sauce and two more containers – filled with chocolate chips! Yum exceedingly!
If you think this message is about chocolate, it’s really not. It’s about recognizing that God’s love and gifts and blessings and goodness are truly endless. And, for each and every one of them, chocolate chip pancakes and beautiful friends included – we should be THANKFUL! Hallelujah, YUM, Amen!
“Praise ye the LORD. O give thanks unto the LORD; for he is good: for his mercy [some other versions use the word/s “love” and “lovingkindness” instead of mercy] endureth for ever.” Psalms 106:1 KJV