Happy Thanksgiving! Today and tomorrow we are taking time out of our Journey to give thanks. Having a grateful heart sure does sow seeds of joy into your life. 🙂
Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change (James 1:17). Good and perfect gifts? A godly husband, healthy children, a soft bed, an old but reliable car, a full pantry, all while living in a perfectly imperfect country.
Oh give thanks to the Lord; call upon his name; make known his deeds among the peoples! (Ps 105:1). His deeds? A saving grace by way of His Son’s ultimate sacrifice. The constant comfort of His Spirit. The compassion and mercy of a forgiving Father. How richly we are blessed that God is not satisfied with lukewarm relationships and pursues us relentlessly!
Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you (1 Thess 5:18). Last week we prayed for the Lord to be with the surgeons as they operated on my dear mother to remove ovarian cancer. After a very long and extensive surgery, the doctor was able to thoroughly remove the cancer. She was in the hospital for 10 days with wonderful nurses and doctors and staff. During this time, we have been so thankful that she had such good healthcare and that she was able to continue to praise the Lord, in all circumstances. And, in answer to my prayers, our family and her friends came together in wonderful ways to comfort and care for Mom. Her sweet sister stayed for the duration to help my father take care of her (it was so fun to be with my aunt – she just makes me laugh!). And my own sweet sister and her husband were there too, with me and my dad. My mother-in-law helped and my husband took time off work, to homeschool our kids, so I could be with Momma during her hospital stay. And finally, yesterday in the late afternoon, Momma was allowed to go home. My dad wanted so much for them to be home for Thanksgiving. Because of our military moves, my husband and I have not been with family during Thanksgiving in almost 10 years. This will be the first time for our kids. My sister and I are cooking and we are all sitting down, together. And we are so thankful!
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