Ok, so who didn’t see this post coming? LOL
Honestly, it may not come across as you expect, then again it might. Sorry, I’m still on pain medication and probably should not be given an opportunity to speak let alone write. Hush all you haters who know me all to well when I am NOT drugged up. 😉 Anyway, no one is here to regulate me, so here goes.
Today as I reflect not only on Thanksgiving and being “Thankful”, it just seems like such a trivial word or occasion to highlight not just what my family has navigated through this year and especially this week, but everything all of us have journeyed the past days, weeks, months and year. We tend to wrap all our energy into a single day, instance or event. Why is our gratitude limited to a myopic moment, a speck in time and space that is nothing more than a vapor in eternity? I guess why I struggle so much today is that word doesn’t even remotely express, encapsulate or identify what I am experiencing NOW. I have heard and even said words over the past few days that barely scratch the surface. Don’t get me wrong because I don’t want to come across ungrateful or belittle all that has transpired. Most of you know that I am just more passionate about things and it takes a lot for me to truly wrap myself around them.
I believe it is divinely orchestrated for my family to be where we are on this day. It’s only fitting and only the Great Life Author could have penned. So my challenge to me, all of us is this…God’s grace and mercy is NOT limited to a single moment or event, it is sovereign, dynamic and eternal. It is always at work, has never ceased and will never fail. I understand our human nature cannot contain all of God, so we compartmentalized Him in time, but in my opinion it degrade His true nature and will for His children, for us. So today, at least use today to begin our journey of true thanksgiving, instead of just citing rhetoric we only mean for the moment, let us stop, fall to our knees or faces, close our eyes, shut our mouths, open our hearts and minds, and truly reflect on the fullness of who He is in our lives and worship Him with the fullness of our thanksgiving to Him. Not for what He has done, but more eternal for who He is. When we do this daily, then we can truly walk in the fullness of “Thanksgiving”.
It wouldn’t be a true Thanksgiving or “Thankful” post, if I didn’t provide a Miller Family Update:
Chris & I were discharged from the hospital yesterday, 11/23/2011, and we are still working out our recovery. Becky kicked neck and shoulder surgery in the butt, and was moved out of ICU to an intermediate care ward. She even began physical therapy and is already well on her way to full recovery. David had a follow up appointment and is recovering nicely. Brittany got a “Black Weekend” gig and Stephen got a huge bump in hours for this weekend too. All our family, church & work family & friends have stepped up to stand with us in prayer, provide overnight support, food, encouragement and are standing at the ready when we need them. The world has put prayer to the test, God is faithful to reveal His hand, the devil is a liar and defeated, and the Miller is reaping His grace, mercy and favor. I guess only word can sum all this up… “THANKFUL“