Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.
~1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
I can not even begin to list the many blessings that have engulfed us this year.
God is good even when we can't understand Him. Even when we go through sorrows or confusion.
He is so much bigger and wiser than I possibly can imagine.
Do not be deceived, my beloved brothers. Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change. Of his own will he brought us forth by the word of truth, that we should be a kind of firstfruits of his creatures.
We will miss you, our beautiful, loving, exuberant Grandy.
You have always been so much of our Thanksgiving, ever pointing us towards Christ and the many, many blessings he has showered on us!
One of those greatest blessings was you!
But now you are with him, enjoying a far greater feast in his presence. And you are well and there is no pain and no longing.
For now, we will miss you...
but mostly selfishly. :-)
May we rejoice in the two new lives God has given to our family. Although they may not have met their dear Grandy, they will grow in the shadow of devotion and we pray that someday mirror her dedication to Christ.
The Lord gives and the Lord taketh away. Blessed be the name of the Lord!
One day we will all be together at a feast far beyond our imaginations and in the awesome presence of our Savior.
How can we not overflow with praise and thanksgiving?
May we be filled with gratitude and song while we work at the tasks He has given us.
Behold, what I have seen to be good and fitting is to eat and drink and find enjoyment in all the toil with which one toils under the sun the few days of his life that God has given him, for this is his lot. Everyone also to whom God has given wealth and possessions and power to enjoy them, and to accept his lot and rejoice in his toil--this is the gift of God."
Give thanks to the Lord for His steadfast love is forever!
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought; and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.
~ G.K. Chesterton