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Meditation: Thanksgiving.

This is a simple one…very simple. A slightly rambling meditation. “I will sing of the mercies of the Lord forever; I will sing! And with my mouth will I make known thy faithfulness through all generations!” “Give thanks to the […]
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This is a simple one…very simple. A slightly rambling meditation.

“I will sing of the mercies of the Lord forever; I will sing!

And with my mouth will I make known

thy faithfulness through all generations!”

“Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good,

for his steadfast love endures forever.

Give thanks to  the God of gods,

for his steadfast love endures forever.

Give thanks to the Lord of lords,

for his steadfast love endures forever…”

~Ps. 136.1-3

“What is man, that you are mindful of him,

The son of man, that you should care for him?”  (Psalm 8 )

“Am I only a God nearby, and not a God far off?” (Jeremiah)

“And for this reason I bow my head before the Father…”

And so we call the Master of the Universe….Daddy.

“His anger is for a moment; his lovingkindness for generations.”

He is not made uneasy or disturbed by our flaking emotions. He is secure enough in himself to endure even the most blistering accusations (Yancey).  He takes pleasure in us, delights in giving of himself to us. The Master of the Universe hears the words of a few  halflings–spirit and clay.

I  think I’d go to pieces if I didn’t have his strength.

“Be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, that you may become blameless and pure children of God.” “Do not let the sun go down on your anger, for the anger of man does not bring about the things God desires” (that’s a gross paraphrase).

At the end of the day, when I’m lost in my own frustrations, when all Hades breaks loose, when I’m exhausted, moody, depressed, exultant, overjoyed, or  too stunned to have an emotion, the bigger picture’s furiously simple: He is here.

He has seen.

He has heard.

He knows.

And he has come.

And not only come, but come to deliver.

I suppose that’s all I’ve got.

My prayer is that everyone’s doings this week are guarded by the right hand of God. My hope is that your days will be full of mirth and nothing unpleasant will befall you. But whether it is so or not: His love endures forever.

“May the Lord bless you and keep you;

May he make his face to shine upon you and be gracious to you,

And give you peace.”

Let the Spirit guide you always. He’s a writer, too.

Kaci is the co-author of Lunatic and Elyon with New York Times bestselling author Ted Dekker. She's also substitute teacher with a little editing and tutoring sprinkled in for grins. She lurks on Facebook, Twitter, a blog she dubbed Life in the Veil Betwixt the Realms, where she continues to explore the threshold between reality and fiction and everything in between.

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Krysti
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Thank you so much for sharing this with us! I plan to come back and read it again sometime during this weekend, and maybe bring a friend or two along! 🙂

Rachel Starr Thomson
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I cannot tell you how much I love this.