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Thursday, July 28, 2011

Why Me, Lord?

I picked blueberries again this morning, dark sweetness burdening the stems to the ground, and more in abundance than I need. As I popped a few into my mouth, the image of thin, starving babies being left alongside the road to die, in drought stricken areas of Africa, crept into my mind. And I remember these words, penned by Kris Kristofferson a few years ago:


"Why me Lord?

What have I ever done,

to deserve even one

of the pleasures I've known?


Tell me Lord,

what did I ever do,

that was worth loving you

for the kindness you've shown?"

America you've been so blessed!! Can't you see it?


Charlotte

6 comments:

  1. I remember that song Charlotte. We heard it sung by Southern Gospel quartets when we used to spend our summer vacations at "Singings."
    I have been thinking about those things too. We are in a drought, but I still have running water and an overflowing pantry and refrigerator (and there is always more than I can imagine at the huge grocery store down the street).
    You have said it well. We are blessed beyond measure. We must care for those who have nothing.

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  2. to bad you don't live closer to Russellville, you could donate the berries to the Main Street Mission - I heard they have so many hungry people coming in for food that they ran out of food the other day - the warehouse is empty and needs restocking as well as their kitchen for every day meals.
    Karen

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  3. Thanks for the wonderful reminder of how blessed we are, Charlotte. I know I'm not thankful enough.

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  4. Amen, Charlotte!

    And I'd forgotten all about that song. But it fits perfectly with your thoughts today.

    We do take our blessings for granted.

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  5. Thanks for the reminder and I always loved that song..Susie

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  6. We truly are blessed. I loved that song, too.

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