We just wrapped up our fall revival at church and boy am I thankful for it.
Sure, it means we don’t get a nice dinner at home together all week. And sure, gravel’s flying when I pull in to do the chores every evening before rushing back out to the service. And sure, we’re at church every night past bedtime…But the devil is hoping you’ll focus on those issues instead of being in your place to hear the Word. And Pastor Cruise had words I needed to hear! “Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour…” (1 Peter 5:8).
I am thankful for another day. Another hour. Another minute. Another chance to confess my sins, wipe the slate clean, and get my feet back on the narrow path toward life everlasting. “Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are past away; behold, all things are are become new.” (2 Corinthians 5:17)
I am thankful for the hints of Fall starting to pop up everywhere. The cooler weather…the turning leaves…the pumpkin bread…to remind me that no matter where I am today, “this too shall pass,” and “after all, tomorrow is another day.” (Ok, that first quote was a favorite of my mom’s, but does anyone know the second one?)
I am thankful for Pumpkin Spice lattes and homemade afghans and a couch to curl up on in our cozy snug house this coming winter. “She is not afraid of the snow for her household: for all her household are clothed with scarlet.” (Proverbs 31:21)
And I am thankful that tomorrow is Friday, which has become Family Night. Family dinner-together-in-the-living-room-night. Fun family re-connect-and-relax night. Family stay up “late” together night. Family movie night. Family bond-building, memory-making night. “While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal.” (2 Corinthians 4:18)