Wednesday, November 21, 2018
Mid-Week Message - A Time of Thanksgiving
It has been a difficult year for my family, as it has for many others. But even though we have shed more than our fair share of tears, we are thankful that we are all still here to share together. The trials we have gone through, and continue to endure, though hard, have reminded us that the Lord truly is Jehovah Jireh, our provider. Without His presence and tender loving care, we would not have made it this far. Someway, somehow, no matter how dark the days have gotten, His light has shown brightly and been our reassurance.
On Thursday when we all meet around our respective tables, let's truly examine the blessings of the year and sincerely give thanks for all that we have. James 1:17 reminds us that whatever is good and perfect is a gift from above. The love we have around us, the smiles, food, the roof over our heads, the clothing on our backs, indeed our very existence comes from the One who loves us with an everlasting love. We can never have enough gratitude for all He does for us, but we can start with a small, "Thank you, Father."