November 28th, 2010
Argue all you want, but it’s really true.
Spending long weekends (or anytime, really) with my family reminds me how blessed I am to have them in my life.
It’s times like these when I am so thankful for grandparents who love and fear God and have made Him the center of their lives.
Last Thanksgiving, my Grammy and Pappy recited Psalm 100 before we ate, and this year my dad asked them to do the same.
I wish that I could describe for you the feeling I had as I sat next to my Pappy, holding his hand, watching his closed eyes he recited the passage. There was such joy and contentment on his face that those same emotions were overflowing from my heart.
Both of my grandparents on my mom’s side are 80 years old and driven by a passion to serve God and serve others. I feel that their age is a blessing from God for their devotion to him. Not only are they active and involved in their grandchildren’s lives, but they also are enjoying their first great-grandchild, too. How amazing is that?!
Make a joyful noise to the LORD, all the earth!
Serve the LORD with gladness!
Come into his presence with singing!
Know that the LORD, He is God;
It is He who has made us, and we are His
we are His people, and the sheep of His pasture.
Enter His gates with thanksgiving,
and His courts with praise!
Give thanks to Him; bless His name!
For the LORD is good;
His steadfast love endures forever,
and His faithfulness to all generations.
Did you get to spend Thanksgiving with family or friends?