Today as I drove to the memorial service for a friend's daughter, I was thinking about Titus 1:1-3. I'm so grateful; grateful that because of Jesus I have hope, hope that this life here on earth is not all there is. Grateful that God sought me out and gave me the faith to believe in Him.
I was blessed by the sheer simplicity of the service. Blessed by the brothers and sisters in Christ from our local church in attendance; blessed by the knowledge that we're in the business of life together and are there for one another in both good and bad times. The pastor's assurances from John 11 that there is life after our lives on this earth have ended, and that God does have a plan (even when what's happening doesn't make sense to us or even seem right) encouraged my heart.
Even when life hurts, I'm grateful that I'm never alone.
What about you, what have you been grateful for lately?