The Pastor’s Pen
What are you thankful for that God has done in your life? For many, the answer is obvious. We are grateful for life, health, and the many blessings our heavenly Father has given us. We are thankful to God for our salvation and relationship with Him through our Lord Jesus Christ. We thank Him for our spouse, our children, grandchildren, etc. Are we thankful when things are not so pleasing?
Psalm 34:1 states, “I will bless the Lord at all times: His praise shall continually be in my mouth. In pleasant times and times that are not so pleasant, we know God is working in our lives. In times of adversity, our character is developed, and our faith strengthened. In the difficult times in our life, God demonstrates His awesomeness.
Psalm 103:3 states, “He has not dealt with us according to our sins.” We ought to praise the Lord for what he has not done and for what he has done for us; even the opposing side deserves our adoring gratitude.”
Servant of God,
Rev. Dr. Donald Owens
Exodus United Methodist Church