As we, in America, approach our Thanksgiving Day Holiday, we are reminded of all we have to be thankful for; and from whom all our blessings come. However, being thankful should not just be a one day event! Let thankfulness permeate our being. It should be an everyday and all consuming frame of mind.
As stated in the Bible in 1Thessalonians 5:16-18(NKJV) “Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.”
Because God is good!
Psalm 118:29 (NKJV)“Oh, give thanks to the Lord, for He is good!”
On this Thanksgiving, even in the midst of all the turmoil surrounding us all, I encourage you to be thankful. We still have many things to be thankful about. God bless you all. Happy Thanksgiving!
One Summer evening, after a cleansing rain, my husband
and I were on our way to the store. We
saw a rainbow in the sky. I had to get the picture. I was working very fast, as the rainbow was
fading as quickly as it had appeared. I
was focusing on the rainbow when I realized that the moon was in the sky as
well. It was a stunning image to behold!
I was astounded at the profound sight before me. You might be wondering why I would say it was
a profound sight. Let us look at the
Genesis 1:16-18 (NIV)
made two great lights—the greater light to govern the day and the lesser light
to govern the night. He also made the stars. God set them in the vault of the
sky to give light on the earth, to govern the day and the night, and to
separate light from darkness. And God saw that it was good.”
Psalm 89:37 (NKJV)
“It shall be established forever like
Even like the faithful witness in the sky”
have set my rainbow in the clouds, and it will be the sign of the covenant
between me and the earth. Whenever I bring clouds over the earth and the
rainbow appears in the clouds, I will remember my covenant between me and you
and all living creatures of every kind. Never again will the waters become a
flood to destroy all life. Whenever the rainbow appears in the clouds, I will
see it and remember the everlasting covenant between God and all living
creatures of every kind on the earth.”
Considering these verses, think about how, in the days
of Noah, God sent the rain of judgment on the earth. While it was a rain of judgment, it brought
about a cleansing of the Earth. The healing,
cleansing rain, came along with a glorious rainbow and promise. God said He
would never again flood the whole earth and destroy all life. God is still sending rainbows today, reminding
us of His unfailing promise and love.
He created the moon for the “Nightlight” watching over
us, guiding us through the dark. The
moon has it’s nightly “Reign.” God is
still sending the moon every night, faithfully.
The clouds and darkness may hide it from our eyes at times, but it is
still there. This comes from the Creator,
who is faithful and true to His living word.
Finally, through His creation and word, how can we not believe in our
Heavenly Father? To God be the glory. We
thank you for your everlasting covenant.
This is PROFOUND!