"....Your children shall be like olive plants all around your table." Psalm 128:3

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Thankful Thursday

1 Thessalonians 5:18 :  "in everything give thanks, for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you."

Thankful Thursday....and I have so much to be thankful for! But if I had to choose just one "thankful" thing to write about today, it would be the promise of eternal life through my Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ. That promise becomes dearer to me with each passing day as I see the condition of the world around me: wars, famines, earthquakes, and the list goes on and on; not to mention the hardships and suffering that I see my family and friends going through. There is pain and sorrow everywhere. It is easy to become disheartened and even depressed if I dwell on these things.

But I have to remind myself that this earthly home is not my eternal home. (If this world was the best that I could hope for, how sad that would be!) I need to keep my eyes looking heavenward, where the Lord has been preparing a place for me.  In these troubling times, what a comfort that is!  And the more I see of this earthly home, the more I long for my heavenly home -  to be with my Lord.

Hymnwriter Henry F. Lyte penned it well when he wrote:

"My rest is in heaven, my rest is not here,
Then why should I murmur when trials are near?
Be hushed my sad spirit; the worst that can come
But shortens the journey and hastens me Home."

Phillipians 3:20  : " For our citizenship is in heaven..."

 I'm so thankful for my heavenly home.....definitely something to look forward to!  :)

This post is linked up at http://theimperfecthousewife.com/2011/06/thursday-link-up-6/ 

and at http://www.eph2810.com/thankful-thursday/thankful-thursday-gods-shelter/