The older I get the more I find myself reminiscing on things from my past. I find myself constantly going back to times with friends, family, great fishing and hunting trips, and memories that just make put a smile on my face. The past holds many things for us, and it is good to go back once in while to what we like to call the good ole’ days. I find that when I retreat to past events and thoughts, it is refreshing and gives me a great feeling inside. It has a way of revitalizing me and encouraging me to take more time to make special memories today, for the next generation as well. I am sure this has nothing to do with me, about to be a Grandpa.
The Thanksgiving season is a great opportunity to do just this; remember, reflect and see how great God has truly been to us throughout our years. The psalmist writes in Psalm 34.8, “Taste and see that the Lord is good.” That means taking time to ‘taste’ and reflect on what all He has done and is doing in our lives. Sometimes we are guilty of forgetting to take time to do this important step. We are guilty of not thinking about what God has done for us, what He has brought us through, and even about where He is taking us in the future. This Thanksgiving gives us opportunities to do all these things.
As a church family, we are no different. God has blessed us in many ways, and we want to take time to thank Him in a special way this year. We want to have a Thanksgiving Celebration and Dinner on November the 10th and truly celebrate many of the things God has blessed us with. This year we want to be mindful of the fact that God has blessed us with this incredible church building for 50 years this past October. We will have former ministers, Merle and Helen Newton and Herschel and Lynette Martin coming to help in this celebration. We also want to spend time in thanksgiving for our Veterans. They deserve thankfulness and honor; for they have sacrificed so much for our freedom in this country; they have sacrificed so much for us. We also just want to be in a frame of mind to be ‘Thankful in all circumstances’ as Paul teaches us in 1 Thessalonians. We hope that you will make plans to come and be a part of this Day of Celebration as we, “Taste and see that the Lord is good.”
Because we’re His!
Pastor Michael Tunnell