Blessings galore. The weather couldn't have been more beautiful. The delicious food tantalized our taste buds. We gathered with family members to create yet another precious memory. A portrait of Thanksgiving.
In retrospect, I can wholeheartedly echo the words of the Psalmist, David, "Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all ye lands. Serve the Lord with gladness: come before his presence with singing. Know ye that the Lord he is God: it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture. Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name. For the Lord is good; his mercy is everlasting; and his truth endureth to all generations" (Psalm 100: 1-5; KJV).
I'm so grateful that years ago, our nation's leaders elected to set aside a day to give thanks for the many blessings we enjoy on a daily basis. On Thanksgiving, I tend to reflect on all the many ways the Lord has blessed me and my family throughout the year. I realize that the things I so often take for granted, like health, a job, freedom to worship, salvation, the opportunity to send our daughter to a Christian school, to name but a few, are all extraordinary blessings from the Lord.
Today is the day after Thanksgiving. For many, just another day. Why restrict our giving of thanks to just one day a year? Our God blesses us daily and is truly worthy of all of our praise. Take note of His activity in your life, each and every day and you'll be able to say, "For the Lord is a great God, and a great King above all gods. O come, let us worship and bow down: let us kneel before the Lord our maker. For he is our God; and we are the people of his pasture, and the sheep of his hand" (Psalm 95:3,6-7a). How has He blessed you today?!