On this special week, thanks to Lynn for hosting Thankful Thursday this month. Please visit her blog and read her beautiful series on Easter.
“Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good; blessed is the man who trusts in Him! Oh, fear the Lord, you His saints! There is no want to those who fear Him. The young lions lack and suffer hunger; but those who seek the Lord shall not lack any good thing.” Psalm 34:8-10 (NKJV)
This week I am thankful for one of my earliest loves…chocolate! Every time I walk into a store this week, the first display I see features chocolate: chocolate and peanut butter Easter eggs, chocolate Easter bunnies, raspberry chocolate, hazelnut chocolate, and those wonderful bags of miniature chocolate bars. Not only does chocolate taste great and look pretty in its holiday foil wrapping — I keep reading that dark chocolate is also good for you! It must be true…this Cleveland Clinic article says so. 🙂
The past week has seen its challenges, with delayed paychecks and unexpected expenses (rent increase, rising gas prices, a broken vacuum, etc.). A small bite of chocolate can briefly short-circuit the endless replay of worries and what-ifs. Isn’t it true that if someone is feeling under the weather, a surprise batch of chocolate chip cookies never fails to bring a smile?
But the greatest gift is our Savior Himself. In my quiet times with the Lord, I find solace in the sweetness of His presence. I am thankful for the sacrifice which we commemorate this week, and for the Resurrection which gives hope to the world. When we bring our sorrows — and our joys — to the Cross, we taste and see His unfailing love for us.
Thank you, Lord, for Your ultimate gift to us.