We sat down Sunday dinner recently and I requested of my six-year-old son that he say grace before we continued with the meal. With head down he prayed;
God is great, God is good,
And we thank him for this food,
By his hand we must be fed,
And we thank him for this bread.
He paused a moment, and then without raising his head, "Oh yes, and thank you God for our daily cookies, too." For a moment I wanted to laugh, but then I began to ponder in all seriousness. Is it not true that life provides for us in this wonderful country so many luxuries above and beyond "our daily bread?” Is it not true also that most of us take these "cookies" very much for granted? The food on our table, the warmth and comfort of our homes, the love and companionship of our friends and loved ones, the security of our society, the freedom of our democratic way of life; these are the luxuries we so often except and enjoy without so much as a simple prayer of thank you. Think about it a little. Compare your lot in life with people in some of the far reaches of the world, and when next you borrow your head to pray, thank God not only for your daily bread but also for the "cookies".