Just a few words to relate to you, how I feel about my life as I reflect on the gifts that God has given me. If we were all as fortunate as I have been, then there would be no place in any of our hearts  for hate, or animosity, or jealousy toward each other, only love. And certainly no wars or brutality of any kind. But unfortunately, that is not the way of the world. Why it was that I have been given so many fantastic people to guide me and help me through this life, I’ll never know. Perhaps it is because God knew that I was weak and would need ALL of the help that He could give me.. And as always, He was right! 

     Please know that these words are from my heart. In this poem I only refer to my family, which only tells a part of my life’s story.. I cannot say enough about the friends that I have had throughout my life, who have made up a very large part of the person that I am, and God has blessed me over and over with them, as well as family.. I have written other poems dedicated to my friends and friends in general, that I have posted and will post, as we continue on this blogging journey to where.. God only knows!

     I do hope that you will like what you read, and that you will all have a Sunday to remember. (In a good way of course.)




Lord, how you’ve blessed me,

in oh, so many ways,

that I am having trouble,

with the counting, these days.

My health, at this moment,

is much more than okay,

and as for my family,

there is so much to say.

You blessed me with parents,

who now, you’ve called home,

but, I carry them with me,

wherever, I roam.

For they planted your seed,

deep in my soul,

and I am today,

still here, in your fold.

With my sister and brothers,

you’ve also me blessed,

there can be none the better,

for you’ve given the best.

And with the mention of best,

there have been two more times,

through my wife and my daughter,

I’ve seen your light shine.

And these are but a few,

of your gifts unto me,

your unworthy servant,

who’s so grateful, to thee.


Jack Downing

Mar. 2012

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Hearth and Health are wonderful things and if you're without either such sorrow that brings So I cannot express enough thanks to my Lord and to my family and friends for the support you afford! ~Jack Downing~
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5 Responses to Unworthy

  1. Beth Ann says:

    Love this and I can totally agree with the sentiment. I think it is the whole grace thing!

  2. Sally says:

    One of the best you’ve ever written….it really touched me and made me smile…thankyou

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