Letter to the Editor: Faith, country, family give us much to be thankful for
Monday, November 27, 2017
This is a season of thankfulness, and I find that I am thankful for so much.
The cold nights lately have reminded me of how thankful I am for central heat and air and the people who are willing to service these units.
As much as I am thankful for the fresh veggies that come from our garden, I am just as thankful to see it plowed under because I look forward to resting from the labor involved in a garden.
I am thankful for the measure of health that I have been blessed with and the hope I have of going to heaven when I get too sick to live.
I am thankful for my husband of 56 years who is my best friend. I am thankful for my children, daughter-in-law and grandchildren.
In the course of our lives, we have had some wonderful times and some rough times; but I am thankful for all because I would not be who I am today if all had been smooth sailing.
I am thankful for our founding fathers who left us a timeless compass, our Constitution and Declaration of Independence. No matter how far we, as a nation, stray off course we will always have those documents to direct us back to doing the things that made America the greatest country ever.
I am thankful for the Bible that is a compass. By reading and studying it, I can stay God’s course that will take me to the finish line of my spiritual race.
Hebrews 4:12 says: For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart. Verse 13 says: And no creature is hidden from his sight, but all are naked and exposed to the eyes of him to whom we must give account.
I am thankful Christ, God’s Son, died in my place to give me the hope of spending eternity with Him and the saved rather than having to spend eternity with the devil and his people.
I am thankful for other Christians who support and encourage me. I am thankful I can worship on Sundays and remember the death of Christ, which shows me how much God loves me.
My prayer is that life will keep me humble and help me love God as He deserves to be loved.