Some silly things I’m thankful for

As Thanksgiving day comes round again and knocks upon my door

I’m thinking of some silly things that I am grateful for

Like fire flies that make a light without a battery

and squirrels that scamper on the ground then quickly climb a tree

I like that grass stands up tall but is smooth under bare feet

and waves that crash upon the shore then leave a sandy beach

A bumble bee should not be able to fly according to engineers

with a body so big and wings too small to lift it in the air

I marvel that fish can breathe in water with gills instead of lungs

but I would drown if I sunk down to depths too far to plunge

Caterpillars have too many feet and are such clumsy things

in time they discard their toes and sprout such beautiful wings

A seed so small goes in the ground to become a bigger plant

if it could choose to just refuse, never mind, it can’t

A pollywog that swims around just like it is a fish

til legs appear and lungs become more than a simple wish

Some bugs can fly while others crawl wherever they can go

I like the way God made each one so it would simply know

The sky so blue takes on such hews at sunrset and sunrise

the colors made by such display are pleasing to my eyes

The stars at night are glorious and awesomely incredible

yet God, it’s said, gave each a name because that’s where He dwells

This God also became a man because He loves us so

Jesus was named before His birth so many years ago

He showed us how we’re meant to live by being one of us

I don’t know why so many fight and throw up such a fuss

He shared God’s love and lived out grace like none I ever knew

yet took the whip and accepted each insult at Him they threw

Jesus died the death we ought to have suffered on that cross

He did it all because of the love God has for each one of us

I’m grateful that I took this gift God offered up to me

I hope you too open this love He gave upon that tree

You never know when your time upon this earth will end

don’t fight with God but open up and become His friend

A relationship with Him is what this life is all about

there’s just one way for you to come that’s without a doubt

I pray you too are grateful for the suffering Jesus took

if not then read the story for you in His Bible book

Take for yourself this substitutionary death He took for you

then we will meet in heaven one day as siblings we never knew

I’m a truck driver turned writer. My writing drives people to Jesus.
I love sunsets/sunrises, dark chocolate, coffee, cats and dogs (as long as their owners pick up after them) and solitude. My relationship with God through Jesus Christ is most important to me, not a religion. This writing gig is all God’s idea. I only wish to bring more attention to Jesus with it.