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Thoughts On Thanksgiving

The farmer gets out of bed early in the morning and checks the thermometer. There is no frost, the sky is blue and the sun is rising. It promises a bright, sunny day.

Will he be able to get on to the field and rescue the wheat that was laying in the water yesterday? Is the field dry enough today so the combine will not sink into the mud? It is very frustrating when you get stuck in the mud several times in one day.

In a few days it is Thanksgiving Day and he starts to tally his blessings. Well, he was able to put in a crop this spring, which was better than some other farmers.

The farmer has gone through tough times before, but he is very thankful, because in the 60 years of farming he has never gone hungry. The Lord supplied the needs of his family all those years and even beyond expectation sometimes. God is in control at all times. We just need to simply trust Him.

This Thanksgiving Day let us be thankful for what we have. The Lord has given us another day to give glory to Him. Let us celebrate.

– Addy Oberlin writes from Swan River, Manitoba

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