Thursday, November 23, 2006

Giving Thanks

One picture that Tracy took while we were in Florida last week did not appear until later. In it I was up before the sun and enjoying some predawn surf fishing on Cocoa Beach before we packed up and headed home.

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I'm not sure this scale does it justice but it has become one of my favorite fishing pictures.

It displays the majesty of God's creation and the relative insignificance of man. For fishermen & non fishermen alike the beauty of the scene cannot be missed. I remember the stillness of the morning and the peacefulness and tranquility of that time of day.

As a father, I was reminded of the great blessing of children and as a husband the love of a Christian wife. I was also reminded of the great prosperity we have living in this time and the responsibility that accompanies such.

I am thankful for good and loving parents that were concerned about my physical and spiritual health, for my brothers and sisters who share in that great legacy, and for my inlaws and extended family for their love and support.

Most of all I am thankful for the spiritual family - the Church - established by Christ and of which He is the Head.

We attended a Wendesday evening service here in Ft. Worth and sang, prayed, and heard several Scriptures read concerning thankfulness to God. I was struck by how, far from home, we could still be "at home" with other Christians seeking to honor God.

May God bless each of you as you offer your own thanks to Him.


Bawana said...

Brother John, Happy thanksgiving to you and all your family. Thank's for the beautiful and inspiring words and the beautiful picture.

Phil and Rachel said...

Praise God for His unspeakable gift!

eatmorefish said...

Amen Brother