Dear Jesus, they say that the world is so beautiful and it is just a pity that I couldn’t see it. They say that there are so many wonderful colors around, colors that make you happy and that brightens up your day. They exclaim, “What a beautiful sunrise!” or “What a magnificent sunset!”, and then they tell me just how much they wanted to share those things to me. And I believe they are able to, Jesus. They are able to share their happiness with me even if they’re not able to share their eyes. And I am grateful to them. I thank you for all the wondrous gifts you have given us in this world.
Many times I must admit it, I would really like to see as they do. Not so much because I am unhappy with my gifts, but because I want to experience all the good things you have made, believing all your creations can never fail to give us joy. And I am indeed joyful dear Jesus. I’m joyful for the cool and gentle breeze that caresses my face as I walk along the shore. I am joyful for the warmth of the sun that gives life to every creature here on earth. I am joyful for the carpet of grass my feet walks on, for the flowers that bring me such sweet fragrances, the fruits that tastes so succulent when they are ripe for the picking. And yes, I am joyful for the music that brings my soul upwards into heaven; birds that chirp so sweetly, the crashing of the waves at shore.
I thank you so much dear Jesus for all that you have given me, most especially dear Lord, for being able to feel, to be touched with tenderness and love. Someday I know you will bring me new gifts, new expressions of your love and greatness. And I thank you even now for all those wonderful things to come. One day I too shall know what a star is like, things too great for me now to touch but never too far away for me to reach with your strong and loving hands.
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