“Shout for joy to the LORD, all the earth.
Worship the LORD with gladness;
come before him with joyful songs.
Know that the LORD is God.
It is he who made us, and we are his;
we are his people, the sheep of his pasture.”
Is there a better Thanksgiving message than that? I doubt it.
He has made us, we are His, we are His people, we are His joy…
As we continue with our preparations for Thursday, as we deal with the last-minute, the anticipation… oh and the weather in many areas, I hope that we might also keep our joy in Him close to our hearts. I would be willing to guess that for most people, were they to literally make a list of what they are thankful for this year, they might overlook this point. I can hardly blame them, for I too might overlook it; that’s usually what we do with the obvious. Let’s keep in mind that just because our joy in Him is obvious, that does not make it trivial, for to the contrary, it is profound!
May we grab on to this and hold it tight this Thanksgiving: He made us and we are His. I firmly believe that the more we hold this in our hearts, the more complete our joy will be. .