No this meditation is not about James Dickey’s book or the subsequent movie.
Grandma Danny’s Thanksgiving Alphabet — “Deliverance — which never can be excelled. (2 Corinthians 1:10)”
2 Corinthians 1:10 — “Who delivered us from so great a death and doth deliver: in whom we trust that he will yet deliver us.”
Paul in verses 8 through 11 thought that the reader should know he had undergone great suffering in Ephesus, and was even at death’s door. That this great danger had taught him that his life was in the hands of God, and that God had delivered him then and continued to do so.
I don’t know when Danny wrote her Thanksgiving alphabet and whether Danny also had undergone any illness or suffering at the time. But I do know from examining her Bible that Danny was one who trusted her life to God and spent every day serving those she loved without concern for her own welfare. She trusted he would deliver her from Death until she was called to return to him.
As we each become older we seem to have a few more aches and pains and health scares. Each of us should take a lesson from St. Paul and Danny — Trust in God that he will deliver us and give thanks.