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If I had been the only one

It was Monday before Thanksgiving and I wanted a prayer for my weekly blog. I started thinking about what I wanted to say, but then I got busy and forget all about it. The next morning, this poem was in my mind, fully formed. I included in my post. Since then, I have prayed it many times. A few weeks ago, sitting in church, I began to visualize it as a slideshow. This is my humble attempt to make the slideshow a reality.

To view the slide show, click on the icon in the lower right-hand corner. It is a circle with four arrows.  At the top of the screen, click “Start Slide Show.” If it does not start, try clicking on the first slide.  After that, it should advance on its own. If not, continue clicking on the slides.

I hope you enjoy the show. It was really fun to make.


Wishing you a happy Thanksgiving

Scan_20151103“Give thanks to the Lord who is good, whose love endures forever.”  (Psalm 107:1)






If I had been the only one

                                                                                                      by Rosemary Heddens


If I had been the only one when you created me,

You still would have made a wondrous world

With everything I need.


If I had been the only one, you still would have sent your son

To be my savior and my friend,

To tell me of your love.


If I had been the only one, He still would have died for me,

To free me from my sinful self

And bring me to eternity.


I know I’m not the only one for in this vast world I see

Millions who long to hear your voice,

Who call upon your name.


I know I’m not the only one; I could not make that claim.

Although I’m not the only one,

You love me as if I am.


I wish you all a blessed Thanksgiving filled with friends, family, good food and God’s love.