I need to be thankful. After a weekend like the one that has just passed, I really need to focus on what I can be thankful for.
I am thankful for having dinner with all three kids last night. Yes, we talked a lot about politics. I am so thankful my kids are kind, compassionate, and thoughtful people.
I am thankful for God's truth, which endures forever. I am thankful for those who share a reverence for God's Word. It isn't just a book. It isn't just propositions and poetry. It's his revealed will.
I am thankful for Canadians who are loyal and supportive to this country, and who aren't afraid to show their patriotism.
I am thankful that I have a warm home, food to eat, and am not wandering aimlessly, looking for a place to live. I have done nothing to deserve this. It is all God's goodness and grace.
I am thankful for school, and for my classmates who challenge and encourage me. I am thankful for learning so much and seeing how much more there is to learn. I am thankful for good books and resources to help me with my studies.
I am thankful for my salvation, which was not my doing, but was a gift. I am thankful for the ability to be led by the Spirit, and to be enabled to love others because Christ first loved me.