Every obstacle has a purpose, every sign provides direction. To walk through the valley is to earn the mountain top. Thank you Lord for the deep dark forest for it gave us the courage to persevere the swamp and marshes. Thank you for the tree across our path for it aided in the avoidance of a snake. Thank you for the traffic jam, for it has taught us patience and to be in your glory in silence. Thank you for the hate in this world, for the great contrast of love that conquers all will shine so incredibly bright for all. Thank you for our hardships on this journey, for the hardest steel is forged in the hottest fires and it takes diamond to cut the toughest stone.
Character, is found and developed on our path in this life and we know that the speed in which we learn is known, therefore we do not rush thee, we thank thee for thy love. It is the greatest love that teaches the hardest lessons, that will allow a child to fall, but reach down every time to help the child up again, binding the wounds, counseling the fears, driving out any doubt, casting out all discord. We know this journey, this gift of life, is an opportunity to earn the gift. Just as a child would earn a promised gift in their heart, we earn the provided gift of life. Though we fall, though we hide, though we stray from our path, you are there. Thank you.