Ready For Thanksgiving

The Saturday before Thanksgiving. A disruption of our usual routine. Adjustments will need to made this week and this week will be different. Shorter hours at work, more cooking than usual, more errands. more thoughts, more expectation. Maybe more family and friends, maybe more quiet than normal, less rest, or perhaps more rest. A holiday week in America is here and we look out onto the next few days and we think we know what might happen, but sometimes the unexpected occurs, good or bad.

Supposedly a meteor shower occurred while we were sleeping. Isn’t that just like God? Even while we sleep, He is sending showers of blessing, announcing His presence, His all knowing, incomprehensible intervention, intercession, and celebratory cheering into our lives!

How can this be? As a follower of Jesus, this thrills my soul to think that my God and my Savior, and my Redeemer is active even in the dark of night!

I wonder what it looked like in the transcendent space as this event took place. How much planning went into sending earth such a phenomenon? Just another exclamation point from Him to all the inhabitants on this dot saying, “I’m here, I perform big things. I not only speak them into existence, I created every one.”

Years ago, Clark and I decided to wake up and venture into the cool of night to attend a most spectacular meteor shower. If I never see another, that shower’s memory will remain alive. At times during the display, we thought one might hit us! We perceived them to be falling that closely to our low, and humble presence. We watched hundreds of them light up the sky and no fireworks can ever compare.

Heaven is declaring God’s glory; the sky is proclaiming His handiwork. Psalm 19:1


As we anticipate the week to come, whether it be lonely, or filled with joy or even pain, our God is still amazing. In all His glory He still chooses to light up the sky for all who choose to look up and see His glory so evident in His creation. 

4 thoughts on “Ready For Thanksgiving

  1. Love this, Valerie! Thank you for helping me adjust my mindset as we enter the holiday season. I love the holidays with the 3 of us (Tony, Sadie, and I), but I am getting spiritually “hung up” on what could be if my family would change their minds about Jesus. I can't change one bit of the situation. On the outside, I am handling it well, the decorations, food, and traditions are all in place…but my heart feels a lacking and an occasional pang of sadness if I sit and think too long. I believe a good dose of being grateful for God's abundant blessings will do my spirit good and set me right.


  2. Well their spiritual condition is something to be sober minded about and sad. I'm sure your thoughts for OTHERS is pleasing to God. Maybe some of your traditions will be impactful in their lives. Thanks for sharing, Dawn.


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