Thursday, November 23, 2006

Thanksgiving Day

Today is Thanksgiving Day and I have much to be thankful for -

I am thankful to God for Kathy. Every day we have together is a gift from God and words do not suffice in expressing my gratitude.

I am thankful for my children - Kirsten, Michael and Stephen. They bring me many more joyful days than I deserve.

I have many more reasons to be thankful but the best reason of all is captured in this passage from Isaiah 12.

You will say in that day:"I will give thanks to you, O LORD, for though you were angry with me, your anger turned away, that you might comfort me.

"Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and will not be afraid; for the LORD GOD is my strength and my song, and he has become my salvation."

With joy you will draw water from the wells of salvation. And you will say in that day: "Give thanks to the LORD, call upon his name, make known his deeds among the peoples, proclaim that his name is exalted.

Isaiah 12:1-4


Meng said...

We all here wish you all a "HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!!" Wish we were there with you guys enojying that meal together!!!
is it snowing already?

andre said...

Thanks! Unlike last year, no snow this year... in fact, we're enjoying 60 degree won't find me complaining about the weather.

shaolin samurai said...

Your choice of art was unfortunate. For a person who is so concerned about racism, you should have found the depiction of the native Indians objectionable. They are in the background, sitting on the ground, mere castaways. An unfortunate and symbolic harbinger of things to come...

andre said...

Thanks for your comment. Didn't notice it so thanks for pointing it out. Even if I did, I'm not sure I would have viewed the Indians as castaways.