Thursday, November 25, 2010

Thankful

Bluebirds are a personal symbol to me of God's faithfulness
I have attempted twice this week to post an entry for Thanksgiving, but everything I put down seems so trivial and lame.  Yes, I'm thankful for my sweet family, and morning coffee and kitties and...I thank God every day for these things.  I have absolutely nothing to complain about in my life--we have enough money, clothes, food and shelter.  Our children are healthy and our marriage is peaceful.  All of this wealth, however is so temporal--it could vanish tomorrow in the blink of an eye.  It is not in these things that I find my peace.

What I am thankful for is the growing understanding that God is sovereign over all things, that his mercies are new every morning, and that he is faithful, even when I am faithless.  Moreover, his intention is to save us and bring us back to himself, not to abandon us to the grave.  He blesses us with life, and life abundant at that!  It is for this that I am thankful...

If you read this and do not know the peace of God in your life, please know that our God hears the cry of every heart and he runs to the rescue of every one who calls on him.  "Lord, I want to know you--reveal yourself to me..." is a prayer he will never refuse.

Psalm 34

I will bless the Lord at all times;
his praise shall continually be in my mouth.
My soul makes its boast in the Lord;
let the humble hear and be glad.
Oh, magnify the Lord with me,
and let us exalt his name together!
I sought the Lord and he answered me
and delivered me from all my fears.
Those who look to him are radiant,
and their faces shall never be ashamed.
This poor man cried, and the Lord heard him
and saved him out of all his troubles.
The angel of the Lord encamps
around those who fear him, and delivers them.
Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good!
Blessed is the man who takes refuge in him!
Oh fear the Lord, you his saints, 
for those who fear him have no lack!

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