“Giving thanks at all times for all things!” (Eph 5,20)

Gratitude - a very important inner attitude and attractive trait!

One of the first Bible verses we received from Silvana, the radiologist’s wife, on the very evening of the shocking findings, Dietlind wrote on our dining room window – where we always have it in view during our meals:

Be gracious unto me, O God, be gracious unto me; for my soul taketh refuge in thee: yea, in the shadow of thy wings do I take refuge, until the calamities be overpast. (Psalm 57, Vers 2; David wrote this song when under King Saul’s persecution he had to hide himself in a cave.)

In connection with the previously discussed questions about our thinking, we are also repeatedly confronted with the question: How do I know God’s will for my life? There are some statements in the Bible where no question remains, but God’s will is very clear, like this passage:

1. Thess. 5,16: “Rejoice always; pray unceasingly; in everything give thanks, for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus towards you.”

Dietlind had the cut out letters ready for some time and had this project in mind that we want to try to write down one thing every day for which we may be grateful. Especially in the months before, when we had a young roommate with us, to whom we were allowed to pass on some help for life and faith, this idea was born. But for some reason, it didn’t come to pass.

And as I said, when I came out of the hospital after 9 days, she had started that in the meantime. Now was probably the right time. On “her” side (right 🙂 ) already more notes stickers are pinned than on “my” side.

I am very THANKFUL to God for my spiritual and exemplary wife!

Proverbs 31,28-30: “Her children rise up and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praiseth her: Many daughters have done worthily, but thou excellest them all. Gracefulness is deceitful and beauty is vain; a woman that feareth the LORD, she shall be praised.