Thanksgiving

Posted Nov 25, 2011 by Lorelle Ebens in Family and Community Hits: 9,367
At  these yearly assemblies the hearts of old and young would be encouraged in the service of God, while the association of the people from the different quarters of the land would strengthen the ties that bound them to God and to one another. Well would it be for the people of God at the present time to have a Feast of Tabernacles—a joyous commemoration of the blessings of God to them. As the children of Israel celebrated the deliverance that God had wrought for their fathers, and His miraculous preservation of them during their journeyings from Egypt, so should we gratefully call to mind the various ways He has devised for bringing us out from the world, and from the darkness of error, into the precious light of His grace and truth. {PP 540.6}

In USA you have "Thanksgiving" each year - an occasion to have as the prophet suggested - "a joyous commemoration of the blessings of God to them."  In Australia we do not have the "Thanksgiving" day in our culture.  But it would be good if we did.  I know a friend of mine from school (here in Australia) had a Thanksgiving dinner with her family and friends.

I would like to praise God for His leading us as a family, from the darkness of error and into the precious light of His grace and truth - especially the truth of who God really is, and the truth of His precious Son.

I would also like to praise God for all our friends - especially for those who we know are praying for us daily.  There are some days - I had a couple of days like that this week - where I wake up in the morning and feel the joy and peace that can only come from the presence of God through His Spirit, and the blessing of angels in our home.  And I know that our friends are praying for us - I can feel their effects.  We have had some days this week, that our autistic boy - Daniel - has been so happy.  Again, I know it is because of the prayers of our friends.

So, to each of you who have been praying for us, I want to thank you so much. We know that it is only the grace of God and His blessings, His protection that allows us to have any peace and happiness in our days on earth.  And I am so grateful that we can have access to the throne of God by prayer through our Mediator to ask for blessings and protection for each other.

I hope all of you in the USA had a lovely "Thanksgiving" and that it was a joyous occasion, commemorating God's blessings in bringing you "out from the world, and from the darkness of error, into the precious light of His grace and truth."

With love and thanks

Lorelle