Happy Sunday to you!
A Post Thanksgiving Reflection
All of the relatives from out of town have left. The house is quiet again. It’s that bittersweet period between Thanksgiving and Christmas. It’s a time where you miss your relatives but enjoy the solitude you’ve been craving during the long weekend. It’s a time to give thanks.
We all have a beautiful side. We all have an ugly side. We have parts of us that are extremely annoying, as well as parts of us that are endearing. With this in mind, to love and be loved is amazing. It feels wonderful to have people that want to enjoy your company, knowing all of the joy and drama that comes with your presence. There’s nothing to be compared to a loving family. There’s nothing to be compared to lasting friendships.
I entered into this holiday season grieving from a tremendous/unexpected loss. I say that to encourage those who are grieving too. Yet, I also experienced tremendous gain. Every day I wake up, the Lord keeps providing for me. Literally! I am in awe of the timeliness of God’s provision. God never changes, yet He astounds me. God has blessed me with steady income, loved ones to cry and laugh with, peace, and unwavering faith. This holiday season has brought new additions to my family, healing, and lots of smiling. This holiday season has brought me forgiveness, kindness, understanding and compassion.
It’s a beautiful time in my life. Thus, I choose to rejoice in the Lord. Will you rejoice with me? If so, share your own reflections in the comment section below. Need prayer? Leave your requests below or feel free to e-mail them to firstname.lastname@example.org.