Thursday, November 23, 2006

Giving Thanks

Today we had the privilege of giving thanks to our great and good God with family, friends, and neighbors. I do long for more of a spirit of thanksgiving in my life, and such times as today encourage my heart toward that end. In our naturalistic society we have so lost touch with the reality that God's providence is over all. It is this conviction that lies behind the earliest Thanksgiving proclamations given in our country, and this conviction must be ours today if we wish to bow the knee and give thanks to God.

Here are some pictures from today.

Chad and I enjoyed good fellowship discussing the Christ-centered life called for in the letter to the Philippians.

Sophia was the youngest of the many blessings (children) present today. I hope her young ears and young mind will be filled with the sounds of people giving thanks to God.

Our neighbors John and Shauna with their new blessing, Mackensie.

What good is a tree if you can't climb it? Katie enjoying God's creation.

The Parker brothers partaking of pie. Now that's something to be thankful for!

I trust your Thanksgiving was as joyful as ours.

I close with something I read this morning in God's Word. "We give thanks to you, Lord God Almighty, who is and who was, for you have taken your great power and begun to reign. The nations raged, but your wrath came, and the time for the dead to be judged, and for rewarding your servants, the prophets and saints, and those who fear your name, both small and great, and for destroying the destroyers of the earth" (Revelation 11:17-18). What a day of thanksgiving that will be!

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