I remember in my early 20"s, I set out on my own to live in a different state from where I was raised. I didn't tell any of my family where Iwas going.Didn't think they really cared. I just packed up and left.
Thirty years later, I see that it was all MY mentality that no one cared. And at this time of Thanksgiving, I reflect on the One who cared so much He NEVER left my side... GOD!
I recalled times when I lived alone and for Thanksgiving I had no plans to go anywhere. After all, I had already "disowned" my family. But, without a doubt, God provided for me. Some years, co-workers invited me to spend Thanksgiving with their family. A few times, I spent Thanksgiving with my best friend's family. I can remember only one time I was alone and it was, for whatever reason, by MY choosing.
But God, Yahweh, ALWAYS provided the means, the food, and the people so that I COULD have a blessed Thanksgiving.
Yahweh, I praise Your name. You are so gracious in Your unconditional love for me. When I was lost, wandering aimlessly in the wilderness, You wandered right along my side. You NEVER lost sight of me.
Although, I would not turn to You and consult You, You saw and knew my needs. It was by Your loving grace, You showed me mercy and You provided for me.
Yahweh, I love You and I owe You so much. I can never fully repay You for all the good You've done in my life. But, Father, I'm making an effort by professing my commitment to You that I will ALWAYS be Your loyal and faithful servant. ALWAYS! Amen
Genesis 22:14 Abraham named the place Yahweh-Yireh (which means "the Lord will provide"). To this day,people still use that name as a proverb: "On the mountain of the Lord, it will be provided."
THANK YOU SO MUCH, YAHWEH!