There are seasonal reasons to be thankful.
I am thankful for the rain that arrived today.
There are national reasons to be thankful.
I’m thankful for the original Americans for their generosity in feeding our ancestors a turkey dinner for which we now celebrate family and thanks.
I am thankful for my kids, my husband, my friends and family.
Primarily I am, as well, thankful because I know who to thank.
That’s a big one for me.
I know who is ultimate, infinite, eternal, loving and close by; it’s Jesus.
There are times it feels like finding a needle in the haystack, seeking God when all about seems like dried hay, while I’m grabbing for straw- that messy, unmanageable and itchy stuff; I still know Jesus is in there waiting for me to glorify him and grace Him with my appreciation and ignore the mess in life.
Today has been a day where I feel I’m covered in a huge pile of loose straw. I keep finding I’m in a messy haystack but I keep busy seeking Jesus somewhere inside.
When tomorrow comes and we are sitting down for Thanksgiving dinner; let’s ready ourselves to thank the one who brings everything to us. Be prepared to thank for what is, what is not, what might have been and what will likely never be. It’s all His and He is using all of this to do His wondrous mysteries for the benefit of us all.
Pretty cool huh?
And a Happy Thanksgiving to All..