It would have been so easy to feel disappointed (which I was) and feel sorry for myself because I was alone, but you see, I wasn’t really alone. OK, there was nobody in the house with me, but He was there and gave such a feeling of peace and calm – no rushing to make lump-free gravy, rescuing the rolls from burning and fussing because the pumpkin mousse wasn’t fluffy enough. Very dear friends brought over beautiful flowers and as I sat on my porch and enjoyed their colors, I was surrounded by feelings of overwhelming thankfulness for what God was doing in my life that day.
And, again today, as I reflect on Psalm 100, I am so filled with praise and thanksgiving that I had to stop and write this. One of those things that just couldn’t wait. Now, my illness was for a short time, but I know that many of you are dealing with much more serious and long-lasting issues – health, finances, loss of loved ones, and more. Just remember that at all times, not just at Thanksgiving, He is good, His mercy is everlasting and His truth endures forever. No matter what the “problem” might be, there is NOT ONE THING that He is not able to overcome and give strength and peace to see you through.
Make every day a Thanksgiving Day as you rejoice in what He has done, is doing and will continue to do in your life.
Written by Lynn Randall: Lynn Randall is the Director of Human Resources at America’s KESWICK. She is active in her church and is a gifted planner and organizer. She has a real heart for people as evidenced by her care, concern and practical encouragement.