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Happy Thanksgiving!

Posted by on November 27, 2014
Happy Thanksgiving! May your day be truly blessed.

Happy Thanksgiving! May your day be truly blessed.

I just wanted to take a moment to wish all of my readers a Happy Thanksgiving! We have much to be thankful for in the U.S. Even in our darkest times, we are much better off than the vast majority of the world.

A Google search showed that some version of the word thanks or thankful turns up 139 times in the Bible. As Christians, no matter our circumstances, we can be thankful because we know what eternity holds for us. Whatever we are going through here on earth is temporary. We know that we are treasured and loved by the One who called the universe into being, the One who calls the stars by name. We know that one day we will be reunited with those we have lost, those who we may have celebrated Thanksgiving with in times past. Knowing that gives us peace.

Before you sit down for your Thanksgiving feast, please join me in a prayer for those who are struggling this year for whatever reason. The holidays can be really tough for those who have suffered a loss of a loved one. Please remember those members of our military who can’t be home with their families because they are fighting to keep us safe. Remember their families who miss them terribly. Please remember those doctors and healthcare workers who are still in Africa fighting Ebola as well as all of the medical and law enforcement personnel here at home, who can’t be with their families because they are keeping others safe.

If you are struggling this year, please know that you are loved beyond your wildest imagination and that God has big plans for you. The Bible tells us so. Just lean in close and let Jesus cover you with grace and healing and peace.

If you are entertaining a bunch of family today, remember that everyone carries a certain amount of baggage with them. It’s usually best to let any offhand remarks go. Peace is a choice and usually a good one. Pray about the fruits of the Spirit today, love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Sometimes you may need a double helping. I feel like God understands that and He sends it to us when we need it.

I’m so thankful that you join me here each day and take the time to read my words. I’m thankful for all of your comments and all of your kind encouragement. I wish you all a very Happy Thanksgiving. I hope your day is truly fabulous!

Have an awesome day!

Wendy 🙂

8 Responses to Happy Thanksgiving!

  1. Sandra

    Your words resonate with such heart warming, Wendy.
    Thank you for being a conduit of God’s grace.
    You are wise beyond your years and a breath of
    fresh air always. Truly, may God keep you and yours in
    the palm of his hand.

    • Wendy

      Thanks Sandra. Blessings to you and all of your family too. Hugs and kisses! Happy Thanksgiving. 🙂

  2. Judy

    Beautiful message! Thank you and blessings to you and yours.

    • Wendy

      Thanks. Thanks for reading. I hope you and your family have a fabulous Thanksgiving. 🙂

  3. Yvonne Peavy

    Wendy, I enjoy reading your reading every day! I love seeing how God is blessing you through your life! Happy thanksgiving and I love you!

    • Wendy

      Thanks Yvonne. Thanks for reading and thanks for your sweet comments. I hope you have a Happy Thanksgiving too. Love you too. 🙂

  4. Jeanette Gibson Caneega

    Perfect message for this day of thanksgiving. Hope you and your loved ones have a really special time as you gather to enjoy family fellowship. God has given me a wonderful peace and hope as I remember past Thanksgivings and as I create new memories today with very special people.

    • Wendy

      Thanks Jeanette. I hope you have a great day too. You are so special to so many people. Peace and hope are so very precious. We could all use more of both. Your faith is such a beautiful example to everyone who knows you. You are truly an inspiration. Love you lots. 🙂

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