On this Thanksgiving holiday, for those who are in the U.S., I have been reflecting on this thought I read in my devotional by Lysa Terkeurst:
Sometimes I feel guiltier for what I’m not than thankful for what I am.
We know that every day we are blessed to open our eyes or even read this post is a day to give thanks.
As you spend the day with loved ones, strangers or yourself, may you reflect on this truth worth telling (and that I am reminding you of) today:
For You created my inmost being; You knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise You because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Your works are wonderful, I know that full well. ~Psalm 139:13-14
When was the last time I simply thanked and praised the Lord for being fearfully and wonderfully made?
When was the last time I thanked Him for His wonderful works, i.e. you and me?
I asked myself these questions this morning.
The truth is that I don’t necessarily like my gap, the thinning spots in my hair, the unwanted fat around my midsection, just to name a few.
I have much to smile about, hair to pull back into a bun and extra “warmth” today, lol!
And the REAL truth worth telling and reminding myself of today is this:
I (and YOU) are the wonderful works that David is talking about in the verse above.
I can rejoice in the fact that on this Thanksgiving Day, although things aren’t all of what I want or hoped it would be, I can be thankful for what I (and YOU) are:
Fearfully and wonderfully made
Child of the King
No matter where you are today or who you are or are not spending this day with, you can rest in these truths worth telling.
Rejoice in the fact that while you are waiting for your season to change, these truths above will never change.
I hope that you know that “full well” today.
Have a blessed, restful and safe Thanksgiving! I am thankful for all of you today.