A Resurrection Thanksgiving
Trust in Him at all times!
Dear, dear friends,
What will your Thanksgiving celebration be like this year?
Will it be like a Norman Rockwell painting with every family member gawking at the stuffed turkey with big smiles and warm glows on their faces?
Will it be just as it was growing up with the smell of turkey in the oven and fighting with your older sister over who gets the bowl of stuffing placed next to their plate for first dibs and Mother preparing the pies?
Or is it more complicated… complicatedly impossible?… with children and grandchildren in other cities or travelling, with guests split along party lines, or with different diet needs, or with members now gone adding a feeling of loss, or with no place big enough for all, or with no place to go, or with downright brokenness that separates with no reason or repair?
Although our enemy prowls around the corner like a roaring lion seeking to devour us (1 Peter 5:8), God is in our midst, not prowling, but lovingly waiting for us to turn to Him for the miracle.
Remember the women?
After the Sabbath, on Resurrection morning, while it was still dark (John 20:1), three women set out on their journey from home to the tomb where Jesus had been laid after His execution. As they walked, the sun began to rise (Matthew 28:1), but their conversation was concerned and fearful—“Who will roll away the stone from the entrance of the tomb?” they fretted. Caught up in the horror and worries of the day before, their eyes were turned upward in the fading darkness—“the stone had been rolled away, although it was extremely large.” (Mark 16:4)
Dear beloved of God, the stone has already been rolled away! Jesus (Yeshua Messiah) said, “Do not let your hearts be troubled. Believe in God, believe also in Me.” (John 14:1) “Commit your way to the Lord, trust also in Him, and He will do it.” (Psalm 37:5)
Sending love and warmth to you all this week before Thanksgiving,