Wednesday, November 25, 2009
A Season of Thanks
It is the eve of Thanksgiving 2009. There are so many things to be thankful for, and so many things run through my mind. However, here is what came to mind this morning:
I stood outside for an hour waiting for the motorcade procession of a young fallen soldier, killed in Afghanistan. While I stood there, I thought to myself that this was too soon...we just did this a few weeks ago. It has been done so many times in the last several years. When will it end? I am thankful for all those who have voluntarily signed up to defend our country. They serve so that we may be free; we have a blessed life because of them. Their families weigh heavily on my mind each time we do this. Today was especially hard. I wondered how the family and friends of this young soldier will get through tomorrow, and how they will view every other holiday to come. May God bless them, especially his wife and infant daughter.
As you celebrate with your families, please whisper a prayer for all of those who suffer, all who are struggling in this economy, and all who are not with their families this Thanksgiving. Be blessed, and choose JOY!
Thought for today: Psalm 69:30
I will praise God's name in song and glorify him with thanksgiving.