In this Thanksgiving season, as I have paused to prepare my heart for this holiday, the Lord has repeatedly brought one phrase to mind:
Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever.
This phrase was originally spoken by King David when he welcomed the Ark of the Covenant to Jerusalem in 1 Chronicles 16:34.
This phrase is repeated many times in Scriptures:
And there are so many more Scriptures that use some variation of the above theme stated in slightly different ways – too many to list.
I have been reminded throughout the days leading up to this Thanksgiving season of God’s character, demonstrated through His love and kindness towards us.
Yes, life is hard, but God is good. And His love trumps any momentary difficulty we may be experiencing this side of heaven.
God’s goodness and love are definitely worth celebrating. We can rejoice and proclaim His goodness and love every day – we don’t have to wait to celebrate on just one day a year.
May we not only celebrate our blessings, but praise even more the One from Whom those blessings came.
Humbled and Thankful,