Thursday, November 23, 2006

Happy Thanksgiving

My prayer for you is that you spend the day with people you love, and that together you can be grateful for the blessings in your lives. If you will be spending the day with family, and you are looking forward to the day with some trepidation, I also pray for you that whoever is usually responsible for bringing the hot steaming plate of family conflict will show up empty-handed this year. May there be peace around your table today.

Here are some of the things for which Ked and I are grateful:

  • That God isn't finished with us yet. He's still molding our characters, and hasn't given up in despair. We're grateful for His forgiveness.
  • That we have each other.
  • That we can share our lives with friends and family.
  • That we live in such a free country, at liberty to believe and say what we choose. This is such a blessing, one that so often many of us take for granted.
  • That we have our daily bread, and today that we get turkey!! (and not tofurkey)
If you are so blessed as to spend the day with family or friends today, people who love you, take a few moments between bites and football games to think about (and pray about if you are so inclined) those people who will be spending this day oppressed by forces in this world who do not believe that all men are created equal, who deny God's blessings to their fellow men. So many people do not share our liberties. Let's be thankful for the gifts we have been given.