Thanksgiving Wrap Up

November 24, 2017

Thanksgiving is a wrap – bring on the leftovers!

Thoughts of food and gratitude turn to steals and deals.

However, maybe your Thanksgiving was different.

Instead of a heart full of gratitude, you have a heart full of lonely.

In the middle of dinner, surrounded by those you love, you felt

Alone

Unseen

A Forgotten Footnote

Sometimes the loneliest place is in the midst of people. Click To Tweet

It’s not supposed to be like this.

In the deepest part of us, we know it’s not supposed to be like this.

We were made, created for intimacy, fellowship, relationship.

God sewed a piece of eternity into the hearts of His people. We are wired for what comes next – restored life – the garden.

What we have is now.

God’s way is often upside down, inside out.

The least are greatest, the fools wise, the rich, poor.

When I’m lonely, God wants me to reach out.

Reach out in praise.

Reach out in gratitude.

Reach out in love.

Loneliness causes me to draw in, not breathe out.

God hears my heart.

“Sweet child. I see you, I hear you – I never leave you.”

I can be alone but never lonely.

I can be invisible in a crowd.

What I water grows.

When I feel alone, I can choose to reach out.

My nature nurtures the ache.

God invites me into the arms that never close.

Come and adore Him.

In a season of busy and rush and more, I want to slow down and hear God’s whisper.

Enter the hush of a stable still in the night.

Feel the brush of angel’s wings.

Celebrate the One who came so I never have to be alone.

But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; He is the Messiah, the Lord. Luke 2:10-11 NIV

 

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I'm a free spirit. I hate rules and legalism. I love art and nature, music, the beach and dogs. I like to garden, take pictures and read. I tend to speak my mind and have a rip-the-band-aid -off approach to life. (Brace yourself, this might hurt.)

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