A much-loved old hymn is ‘Count your blessings’. I doubt if it ever gets sung these days as it has a somewhat maudlin tune. In spite of that it has wonderful words. In particular, the chorus: Count your many blessings Name them one by one And it will surprise you What the Lord has done It’s the end of summer, and most of us have hopefully had some time off somewhere. Often in these times, one is touched afresh by the many blessings we enjoy in common with all people, and as people of faith in particular. If we count our blessings, we are much more likely to be thankful people. Each day we’re going to look at a blessing that we enjoy in life. We’re going to name them one by one! Let God surprise you!
Author: Bishop Stephen Hale
Stephen is the Victorian Director of Overseas Council Australia. Previously Lead Minister of St Hilary’s Kew and prior to that the Bishop of the Eastern Region in Diocese of Melbourne.