Greetings! It is a beautiful morning and as we were leaving home for the drive into town, the sky lie ready to receive the morning sun, just cresting the horizon. At that moment, I thanked God for His amazing gift of life. We sometimes take this gift for granted, but when you become a witness to His goodness and His mercy towards us, you must take a moment to say, thank you.
Today, I am thanking God for being my Deliverer, my Provider, my Comforter and my Keeper. I thank Him for just being God, not based on what He does for us, but who He is. The prophet David said it best in Ps. 118:29, "Give thanks to the Lord for he is good, his love endures forever." So, when I cast my eyes towards the hills, knowing that is where my HELP comes from, the brimming view of the rising sun causes me to utter a grateful thank you, God!
On this WINS-day, no matter what you may encounter, be willing to give thanks to God for He is good and every time you get to reflect on His goodness (like this rising sun), know that His love and mercy endures beyond our wildest imagination! Now, GO!, run the race that is set before you today and remember that you are the chosen, the ones called, "and let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body, and be thankful. (Col. 3:15)
[PS ... the photo will be posted to our Facebook Page @ focuschurches; it's worth a peep!]
Rev. Renee Hollinshed