The next port we visited was my favorite! And I have a lot of pictures to prove it – so I thought I would give you a break from my trip photos (I hear the collective sigh of relief even from here!) Not to mention, today is Thankful Thursday! I really need these posts during the week to purposefully pause, be thankful and refocus.
I am so thankful to not only have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ but also for all the ways I continually learn about his character personally. The Lord I love and so want to honor with my life is such a personal God – and I have been thinking a bit about that this week.
I am thankful that my God is not only the great physician but also the creator of the wonderful bodies we have. It seems every day, I hear of someone new who has been diagnosed with cancer. And, today, our friend is – right now – in the middle of surgery to receive a donor kidney from his sister to replace his failed kidneys. Amazing. Having been so personally impacted by cancer myself – in my own body and with my son – I know how dependent I am on the great physician for continued health and for healing when sickness occurs.
I am thankful that my God is our comforter. Yesterday, another friend buried her father. She is grieving – and I am well acquainted with grief…and well acquainted with the comfort and peace that is very real and accessible from my Lord. I am so thankful that we never have to go through the valley of grief alone.
I am thankful that my God is omnipresent. I totally do not grasp this concept but I know it is true. And while He is ever watching over me and walking with me, He is in Afghanistan. He is as real there with my son as He is here with each of us. Dumbfounding…but precious.
I am thankful that my God is a Heavenly father. As amazing and awe-filled….as powerful and mighty…and worthy to be praised as the Lord is – He is also a tender Heavenly father that cares and loves someone like me! He delights to give me good gifts and He does! I am so blessed and though sometimes I am afraid it sounds trite, I thank Him for all His blessings and this good life He has given me.
I am so thankful to be a child of God…..I pray you have that personal relationship with Christ as well.
One last picture from Amsterdam. I just love the flowers – especially the ones lining the balcony on the right:) I will have to save my favorite port photos for next week….tomorrow is Friday with Friends. I really hope alot of you will share your fall decoration pictures. Inside..outside…anywhere, really. Let me know if you need help joining us. Looking forward to it. Have a great Thankful Thursday!