I am thankful for…

Glad Thanksgiving Day

For each new morning with its light,
For rest and shelter of the night,
For health and food, For love and friends,
For everything Thy goodness sends.

– Ralph Waldo Emerson

God. I don’t mean to sound trite or flippant by including God on a list. Without Him nothing else would be possible. I am thankful for Who He is and for all He has done, for the attributes of His character: justice, grace, mercy, longsuffering, kindness, righteousness, and so much more.

Family. Though we’re not perfect, I am glad God gave us to each other, and I dearly love each one.

Church. What a privilege to be able to meet freely and fellowship with a body of believers who love and support each other.

The Bible: What a wonderful book! Multitudes of times God has given me exactly what I needed at just the right time through it, encouragement, instruction, rebuke, inspiration. A true treasure trove.

Creation. Though marred by the fall, this world still has a lot of beauty in which we see the Creator’s hand.

Music. It speaks to my heart like nothing else.

Technology. I am very glad to love in the age we do.

Thanksgiving. Though we should be thankful every day, I am glad for this special emphasis and reminder to stop and count our blessings.

“Online friends.” What a blessing you have been to me since I started blogging!

Multitudes of little things — it really is hard to stop counting your blessings once you start!

I enjoyed going over again a Thanksgiving Bible Study I did last year, especially “reasons to thank the Lord” and “results of thanking the Lord.” I actually had forgotten I had done it and almost did it again this year, which would have been fine, too.

I hope you all have a wonderful, blessed Thanksgiving Day!

It is a good thing to give thanks unto the LORD, and to sing praises unto thy name, O most high: To shew forth thy lovingkindness in the morning, and thy faithfulness every night. Psalm 92:1-2.

(Graphic courtesy of Christian Clip Art)

9 thoughts on “I am thankful for…

  1. I don’t think it’s at all flippant to put God on your list! I’m pretty sure He’s HAPPY to BE on your list — and especially in the number one spot – right where He belongs! You have MUCH to be thankful for … and it’s so good that you recognize it! 🙂 Have a BLESSED Thanksgiving Barb!

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