As I sit here today thinking of all the good things the Lord has ever done for me the memories of His blessings fill me with thankfulness. As the Thanksgiving holiday approaches I really feel the love of God in a deeper and richer way. It’s as though I can sense the presence of the Lord everywhere. I know that each of us have many things to be thankful for; our children, grandchildren, and just being alive and healthy. At this time of the year it seems as though the need to thank Him grows even stronger.
Everywhere you go someone is talking about turkey dinner and family gatherings. People travel hundreds of miles to be with their loved ones and the meaning of family seems to matter more at this time of the year.
We are reminded of the sacrifice that so many have made for our freedom. The children in our schools are reminded of how this great nation was formed; so many things to be thankful for!
Psalms 100:4 says, “Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name.” O’ yes Lord, I am thankful, I am blessed just to know you and to be called by your name. I’m thankful for the precious, holy blood of Jesus and the sacrifice you made so that I can be free from sin. Thank you for the old rugged cross and the love that held you on that tree. Thank you for healing, for forgiveness; eternal life, and a home in heaven for me. I’m thankful for the move of God in mine and Tracy’s lives; our children, and the blessing of every soul we have been privileged to welcome into the family of God. Oh yes, I’m thankful for many things but most of all for having known you Jesus.
God bless you as you enjoy the season with your loved ones and may the peace of God reign in your hearts through the Lord, Jesus Christ.
In much love and thankfulness,
Pastor/Evangelist Dave Godat