Sunday, November 25, 2012
Put Away But Not Forgotten
The season has come to an end, yet the gratefulness continues. As I packed up my Thanksgiving decoration, washed another dish, pondered over the small group we had this year, I prayed prayers of thanksgiving.
This year was a change. Adult children literally all over the world, or making memories with their soon-to-be extended families, meant less at our table. In fact, I can't even remember a time that I only had Thanksgiving for six. However,although the calm was awkward, it was still precious to have this quality time with just four of our children.
While picking up the decorations and putting our thanksgiving page on my desk to put into a scrapbook, the text from my husband came. Our season of three months of unemployment....no pay checks, had come to an end as he deposited our first check!!!!!!!! His new hourly, temporary job had come the middle of November. He trained and started to work while still developing his insurance accounts. How grateful we are.....our flesh cried out "Thank-you Lord!"
We all speak of God's faithfulness, though some know it through just His words, others know it through experiences like we have just walk through. To experience provision from heaven through checks in the mail that arrived just the day that a bill was due....we saw His faithfulness. As He did in the wilderness with the Israelities, He did for us, providing manna for each day.
I smiled as the decor was taken down from its place, the books returned to their shelf and the recalling of His faithfulness to the Pilgrims. Our God is truly remarkable!
I pondered if I should just stop blogging through the Christmas season. I really am not interested in so many of the traditional posts for this season....life is still very unpredictable at this time. Then I set down to have my devotional and I felt I knew where I wanted to go this season with my posts. During the summer I wrote posts on filling my sand pail. The Lord knew that I would need each of those scoops to bring me through this unemployment journey, so why not see what He has in store for me through the Christmas season?
I am going to be filling my Christmas Stocking! I hope you enjoy seeing what the Lord puts in my stocking...or join me also in filling your own stocking. I think He has some special things in store as I watch what He wants to give me this season as I focus on the Reason for the Season.
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