Nov. 12: A Thankless Job

Bob dreamt that he was in heaven with an angel who was giving him a tour of the place.  Their first stop was a large office filled with other angels busily sorting pieces of paper.  “This is the Receiving Room,” said Bob’s angelic tour guide.  “This is where all the petitions made to God in prayer are received.”

Bob and the angel moved on to another busy office that was designated for Packaging and Deliveries. The angel explained, “This is where the graces and blessings that people ask for are processed and delivered.”

Finally, they arrived at the Acknowledgment Department where a lone angel sat around doing nothing and looking bored.   “Why is there so little work going on here?” Bob asked.

The angel responded, “After people receive the blessings that they asked for, very few send back acknowledgments.”

“How does one acknowledge God’s blessings?” said Bob.

The angel answered, “Just say ‘Thank You, Lord.’”

Give the angel in heaven’s Acknowledgment Department something to do.  Thank God for your blessings right now.

Praise your God.  (Psalm 147:12)

For Your love, thank You, generous God.

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