A time for thankfulness

“Thanksgiving”

By Wayne Rector, resident

Arkansas City Presbyterian Manor

Mention November and Thanksgiving comes to mind.  There are many things to be thankful for, even though some may not seem so at the time.  In I Thessalonians 5:18 the Apostle Paul tells us, “In everything give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you”.  The following poem by an unknown author brings many things to mind:

Thanks to God for my Redeemer, thanks for all Thou dost provide, thanks for the time but now a memory, thanks for Jesus by my side, thanks for pleasant, balmy spring time, thanks for dark and dreary fall, thanks for tears by now forgotten, thanks for peace within my soul, thanks for prayers that Thou has answered, thanks for what Thou dost deny, thanks for storms that I have weathered, thanks for all Thou dost supply, thanks for pains, and thanks for pleasures, thanks for comfort in despair,

Thanks for grace that none can measure, thanks for love beyond compare, thanks for roses by the wayside, thanks for thorns their stems contain, thanks for home and thanks for fireside, thanks for hope and sweet refrain, thanks for joy and peace with Thee, thanks through all eternity.

And, so we give thanks to Almighty God, who knows what is best for all our days. Thank you for calling. Good Day!