Give Thanks

I know, it has been a while since you’ve heard from me. Life kinda gets in the way, priorities shift and things change.

Ladies, I’ve certainly thought of you several times over the past few months, wondering how you were coping during this pandemic. This has been a season of fertile ground for loneliness, depression and anxiety. Because we’ve been stuck at home, rather, safe at home, I’m sure you’ve had thoughts of what and who you don’t have. It’s probably been overwhelming at times. Honestly, and obviously, there were days when I didn’t feel like writing. I just thought about it. This morning was different. I created a happy Thanksgiving graphic to post on the Say That, Girl! Facebook page, then I thought I should say hello and check in on you.

So, how have you been? Like really.

Today kicks off the holiday season and it’s not always a happy time for people.

It’s Thanksgiving and if it’s raining where you are like it is where I am, it’s probably not feeling like Thanksgiving. You may be preparing for a virtual gathering later today with your family and friends. Maybe you’re still in bed because you’ve decided to just lounge all day. Get up. Rest is good, but I don’t want you to be in bed feeling sorry for yourself. Get up like you have somewhere to go, even if it’s to your living room. Get up and give God thanks. Why?

On Sunday, I preached from Psalm 100. The fifth verse offers three reasons we are to be grateful: He is good, He is merciful and His truth endures to all generations.

For the Lord is good; his mercy is everlasting; and his truth endureth to all generations. Psalm 100:5

God is good and because He is good, give thanks. He created you and made you the masterpiece that you are for His purpose.  He’s good. When you entrusted Him to save your soul, you became His daughter, he became your shepherd, and you became his sheep. He’s good.

He’s also merciful and his mercies are everlasting. There’s a lot of love in that because Christ’s blood secures mercy for us. When we should be punished, God extends his mercy. Give Him thanks.

God is consistent in what he does, never wavering. He is reliable and His truth endures to all generations. What he has done for generations past and the current generation, he will do for future generations. Give Him thanks. 

Focus on who God is this Thanksgiving Day. And if you don’t have anyone to spend time with, let’s Zoom. We can have seconds or dessert together. Just drop me a note.

Have a safe and happy Thanksgiving!

Chaunte McClure's happy Thanksgiving greeting.

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