Dayenu is a Jewish song for the Passover. If tells of all the things God did for the people of Israel, saying essentially, “That alone would have been enough.” 

Thanks to one of my wonderful colleagues for introducing this at a recent staff devotions. 

Here’s my own take based on most recent events in my life. 

 


 

If God had provided me with just a diagnosis and no cure, 

It would have been enough. 

But God gave me a diagnosis AND a cure AND medication in the meantime. 

 

If God had provided a cure for my diagnosis, 

It would have been enough. 

But God blessed me with the most perfect time for surgery that only he could have arranged.

 

If God had provided for time off to recover, 

It would have been enough. 

But God provided a student teacher to help take care of my beloved students. 

 

If God alone had taken care of me during my journey, 

It would have been enough. 

But God surrounded me with a wonderful loving community who care for my mental, emotional, and physical needs. 

 

If God had prevented me from developing my condition in the first place, 

It would have been enough. 

But God used it to show me who God is, to teach me to trust more deeply, to receive the kindness and love of others, to follow God’s leading. God used it for good in the way only God could have. 

 

God could have provided just enough. 

Instead, God provided overflowing abundance and goodness. 

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