Poem

Thankful

Michael Beck Michael Beck

Only those who’ve braved the night, appreciate the morning light

Only those who’ve been in chains, appreciate when freedom reigns

Only those who sickness racked, appreciate when health is back

Only those who need have known, appreciate all kindness shown

Only those who cold have felt, appreciate where once they dwelt

Only those who’ve lonely walked, appreciate a friendly talk

Only those who sorrows found, appreciate when joy rebounds

Only those who’ve known despair, appreciate when help is there

Only those once without God, appreciate His staff and rod


Michael Beck is a pastor in New York City and the main author on Signpost. Receive a daily devotional he publishes every morning via email.