Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Thanksgiving 2011 Part One

Thanksgiving this year was divided into many different parts. We saw as many family members as we could possibly see in a 6 day period and although it was fun and more than chaotic, when I sit back and think about it, I realize how incredibly blessed we are to have so much family who loves us dearly.

 We are not those people who don't get along with family or don't enjoy being around family. We LOVE every second we get to spend with our family. It is such special time to us.

 The first place we went on Thanksgiving day was to my grandparents house. My grandparents are such precious people. They love the Lord so much.
 This year, not everybody was able to be at Thanksgiving lunch but many were and it was fun. (The table below was filled!:) )

 The girls had such a great time with their second cousins running around and playing outside. We haven't been able to play outside in Ohio at all lately and so they just had a last running around outside and enjoying the sun and all the leaves.

 We stayed over there for a huge part of the day and then decided to go ahead and get the girls in the car because we knew they would go to sleep and drive over to the Fishers.

I totally forgot about Thankful Tuesday yesterday. All day I thought it was Monday. Of course, I am thankful for this time with family.
 Also, I cannot help but be thankful for how the Lord is going to heal in the coming days. I know He will because it is consistent with what He does for people all throughout the bible who give their hearts fully over to Him.
 As I was studying the word "heal" this morning this particular verse stuck out to me: "Nevertheless, the time will come when I will heal Jerusalem's wounds and give it prosperity and true peace." Jeremiah 33: 6. This verse was a glimpse into the future of what God was promising to do for Jerusalem when they decide to turn their hearts to Him and although it is not specifically written to me, I feel like it definitely applies.
 My God is so faithful to me. He knows my heart wants to follow Him with all I am.
Websters definition for "heal" is to make sound or whole, to heal a wound, to restore to health, to cause an undesirable condition to be overcome, to mend the troubles of, to patch up a breach between friends, to restore to original purity or integrity as in being healed of sin and being returned to a sound state.

This morning, as I am thankful for so many things including the healing God has performed on my heart in the past, my heart goes out to those that need to be healed. Healed from their sin and/or from the hurt that someone else's sin has caused them. I know that my God is faithful and that healing will happen for those who love Him in His time......

1 comment:

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