A Glory Seed Devotional
For some this Thanksgiving will be a little difficult because there will be someone missing at their table. Tomorrow when we sit down at our table it will be the first Thanksgiving without my mother-in-law Betty Booth. We will miss her business as she went about getting her small apartment ready for her family to sit down and enjoy turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes, macaroni salad, cranberry salad, pies, and other stuff. Our meals were great but this year it will be different.
Thanksgiving is a day of remembrance, a day set aside to look back and re-experience the people and blessings that have played a significant part of our lives, a time to enjoy a wonderful meal with family and friends it is also a time to reminisce about past events. For many their conversations will be bittersweet but as painful as they may be it is because of those events and because of those who have been a part of our lives our memories are filled with life.
For me personally I am thankful beyond words I was born into a family that had strong ties with God and I am also thankful I married into a similar family. There were difficult times over the years but with the unconditional love and compassion of God we emerged out of all the difficulties much stronger not only as individuals but as a family as well. Dorothy and Harley Piper, Betty and Ivon Booth we will miss you this year but our memory of each of you continues to be a guiding force in our lives. We are thankful for each of you.
Changes whether minor or major can be troubling and a confusing. Have there been changes in your life since Thanksgiving 2013? When you sit down at your table tomorrow will more hungry for more than just a wonderful Thanksgiving dinner? If that’s the case then here are some words that may interest you. “When standing in the middle of troubling and confusing circumstances, choose to reflect on the reality of the love of Christ for you. Through the eyes of faith, envision Jesus wrapping His arms around you. He hugs you and softly whispers to you, ‘It’s okay. I’m here. I love you and promise you that everything is going to be alright. Just stay here in My arms. I’ll take care of you.’” (Steve McVey, A Divine Invitation, Kindle Edition)
God, there are so many people in our world today who perhaps through no fault of their own live in a dark and cold world whose memories of the past year are a nightmare. Please God help them to find that place in their heart however deep it may be where you continue to live.
God, thank you for YOU…
Jesus, thank you for YOU…
Holy Spirit, thank you for YOU…
Reader, thank you for YOU…
Anticipate! Experience! Believe! Be transformed!
Grace and PEACE, Amen!
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Jesus said, “I am the light for the world! Follow me, and you won’t be walking in the dark. You will have the light that gives life.” (John 8:12, CEV)
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Scriptures marked CEV, “Scripture taken from the Contemporary English Version © 1991, 1992, 1995 by American Bible Society, Used by Permission.”