…while I will certainly enjoy lots of that (thanks to the wonderful celebration at the Davis Family house), I wanted to take a moment to thank the Lord and thank you this day! As I got home from purchasing rolls and some beverages for the Davis feast, I sat down and marveled at all the many blessings I have in my life! I’m so thankful. So thankful! Thankful for…
…a God that loves me in spite of myself.
…a Savior that took everything that I truly deserved and then he hit the erase button on it all.
…a sweet family, who has always, always gone to bat for me and done everything thing possible to chase my dreams!
…so many dear friends, that also, love me in spite of myself!
…so many dear friends and ministry partners that make is possible to live, work, and serve here, in hopes that, God could use US to see the reversal of the tide of atheism and Godlessness!
…for more than I can express in this short post!
In short, THANK YOU! I would argue that these easy two words are not said and received enough! I would like to change that in my life and surroundings. So once again, “Thank you, thank you deeply!”
I’ve bounced back to the book of Jeremiah recently and was encourage by these verses.
Out of them shall come songs of thanksgiving,
and the voices of those who celebrate.
I will multiply them, and they shall not be few;
I will make them honored, and they shall not be small.
Their children shall be as they were of old,
and their congregation shall be established before me,
and I will punish all who oppress them. (Jeremiah 30:19-20)
Those words are in reference to the Restoration for Israel and Judah, and as we have been going through 1 Peter at church (I hope to have the sermon I preached this last weekend, on 1 Peter 3:8-22, up very, very soon), I’ve thought much about being an elect alien and exile to this world and how the life of a Christian, wherever we are, and the Church, so mirrors Judah and Israel, as we await our final restoration! We shall, indeed come, that is in the future, but I want a lifestyle of not just “we shall indeed come” but also a lifestyle of “we must come now with thanksgiving!” Not just today, or tomorrow, but everyday! Okay, off to the feast!