Thankful Thursday 9-12-19

Thankful Thursday presents the eve of a full moon, fluctuating temperatures, and a smattering of showers (and some brief downpours) all contributing to the atmosphere of our day. At night, the crickets chirp. During the day, the leaves rustle in the wind. Calming moments of stillness invite us to pause both at the break of day and at the close of day.

Earlier this week, I was fortunate enough to get outside with a blanket, book, and my dog to enjoy the fresh air. The warmth outside was tempered by the shade of a tree and the whispering breeze gently coaxing the turn of pages in my book. I was grateful to be present in that moment – surrounded by and a part of God’s creation. I lifted a whispered thank you to my Lord as a smile shared the joy of being in the moment.

Have you ever found yourself fully submersed in a moment where the magnitude of all that is has you feeling so small? And possibly at the same time, in a moment where the you open yourself to the love God is pouring out on you to the point you feel bursting with joy, love, and all kinds of emotions? That fullness will not even compare to what it will be like one day when we get to be in eternity with our Lord and Savior! Oh the goodness that will be!

Until then, I will continue to look for connection with the Father through Christ Jesus. I will remember the words from Psalm 121: “I lift my eyes to the mountains- where does my help come from? My help comes from the LORD, the Maker of heaven and earth. He will not let your foot slip- he who watches over you will not slumber; indeed, he who watches over Israel will neither slumber not sleep. The LORD watches over you- the LORD is your shade at your right hand; the sun will not harm you by day, not the moon by night. The LORD will keep you from all harm- he will watch over your life; the LORD will watch over your coming and going both now and forevermore.”

Today, get outside, say thanks, and be renewed through the outpouring of God’s love in his creation.

Blessings to you!

9-12-19 Experience Opportunities:

All are invited to worship this Sunday at 8:00, 9:15, or 10:30 AM. If you would like to know more about these services, click here. Can’t make it to worship? Or want to revisit a message that really spoke to you? Check out our Sunday Sermons.