Happy Thanksgiving 2015!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Today North Americans will be celebrating Thanksgiving. It is a day to give thanks to God for His provision. It is a day in which many will overindulge, eating too much food.

Yet, we must remember that there are those here who struggle to have adequate nourishment. Let’s pray for them. We must also remember those who, through various circumstances, are spending this holiday alone, isolated. Let’s pray for them, as well. Better yet, let’s find a way to reach these people. I’m sure some of you already have. And not just today, but each time the opportunity arises.

There is much to be thankful for:

Family – warts and all.

Friends, both old and new.

Health.

Pets.

As for myself and fellow Americans, our country, in which we enjoy relative prosperity and freedom.

Though storms, sometimes tempestuous, besiege us at times, they all eventually subside. These trials and tribulations help us to really appreciate the more sunny times. I especially like this quote: “Light is only precious during dark intervals.”1 When the skies are cloudless and blue we tend to take sunlight for granted. But, oh, in the midst of a storm, a glimmer of light can be worth all the treasures of the cosmos! Thankfully, in life there’s much more sun than storm.

Thank God for the gift of life – our temporal, finite existence, with its peaks, valleys and inbetweens. And thanks to the Father for sending His Son, Jesus Christ, to provide the opportunity for eternal life, in which the light is always shining.

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1 This partial quote is found, uncredited, on the back cover of Keith Jarrett’s album Dark Intervals (ECM Records, ECM 1379, 1988). It may well be Jarrett’s. The full quote is: “TOUCH IS ONLY POSSIBLE AT THE EDGE OF SPACES. LIGHT IS ONLY PRECIOUS DURING DARK INTERVALS.”

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7 Responses to Happy Thanksgiving 2015!

  1. Chuck says:

    Amen! Thanksgiving is my favorite day of the year.

  2. mywordlikefire says:

    So much to be thankful for.

  3. Craig Bridgforth says:

    Dear Brother,

    This is a great post, simple but, practical, well done. Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving Day. We hope to be moving again soon and i will keep you in the loop. Best wishes always,

    R. Craig Bridgforth

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  4. Craig says:

    Thanks Craig!

  5. IWTT says:

    Happy Thanksgiving :>) Amen to your well written post

  6. Craig says:

    Thanks IWTT. Same to you and yours.

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