How many are your works, O Lord! In wisdom you made them all; the earth is full of your creatures.
Psalm 104:24 NIV
One Sunday morning, Beverly and I played a captivating piano-organ duet of the well-loved hymn, “Count Your Blessings.”
The stanzas rolled around in my brain in the following days, nudging me to pay attention to all the wonderful ways God continually pours Himself through me.
One, two, three. My feeble brain counts everything, including footsteps. I reset thermostat controls from odd to even numbers. I write dates in the margins of my Bible when I read a section or verse. Why did God create us to count?
Numbers matter to God. In fact, there is an entire book of the Bible entitled Numbers. Here, God directs His people, His work of genius, to be accounted for in an orderly fashion. He gave us numbering systems to help classify the chaos surrounding us.
The Bible is divided into neatly numbered chapters and verses. Its sixty-six books were initially written differently. Translators created the segments and divisions, organizing God’s Word so readers could understand and count them more easily.
As an accountant, I spent my professional hours documenting the existence and depreciation of my company’s assets (blessings). As a musician, I count the beats in a measure, the measures in a score, and the pages of a piece—all musical blessings.
You are blessed to be a blessing. Count your gifts and give them back to God. You can never thank Him enough for His provisions.
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