Finding God in the Mysteries of every day

22003 Finding God in the mysteries of every day

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Genesis 3:17 “Cursed is the ground because of you;
    through painful toil you will eat food from it
    all the days of your life.
18 It will produce thorns and thistles for you,
    and you will eat the plants of the field.
19 By the sweat of your brow
    you will eat your food
until you return to the ground,
    since from it you were taken;
for dust you are
    and to dust you will return.”

            The dark and tragic backdrop of Thanksgiving is to be found in these verses (and others) which describe the fallen state of man and his ongoing conflict with what God has created. Romans 8:22 reminds us that all creation is groaning waiting for its fulfillment. That under these circumstances, some, most fortunate in this sad world, take a day out to celebrate the goodness and kindness of a merciful loving God is somewhat amazing. But, what about all the others?

            Recall, if you will the words Paul wrote to that same group of Roman Christians as they debated the supremacy of one group over the other. Romans 1: 21 For although they knew God, they neither glorified him as God nor gave thanks to him, but their thinking became futile, and their foolish hearts were darkened.

            Christian, what are you thankful for this season? Most of all we should be thankful for the love of God made real for us in the person of His only son Jesus.

Thank You for the cross Lord

Thank You for the price You paid

Bearing all my sin and shame

In love You came and gave amazing grace

Thank You for this love Lord

Thank You for the nail-pierced hands

Washed me in Your cleansing flow

Now all I know Your forgiveness and embrace

Darlene Zschech © 2000 Wondrous Worship (Admin. by Music Services, Inc.)

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Larry M Lawrence is an author, composer, Musician, retired pastor, and lives in Missouri with his wife Jane.

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