Being Thankful

For the third day in a row, Deb and I walked up to Jose’s Ridge. Today, we made it in 45 minutes. At the end of our upward trek, we sat at each others back, supporting each other, and marveled at the beauty of God’s creation. While doing so, we listen to a song, God of Creation. It was  a wonderful time, and it made us ask the question, Should we dare enjoy ourselves while so much of the world is under such duress?

We decided that we should be thankful for the moment, learn about the God who made such beauty, and prepare for a future of sacrificial service to our God and for our neighbors (the population of the world).

Eccl. 3:1   There is an appointed time for everything. And there is a time for every event under heaven —2  A time to give birth and a time to die;  A time to plant and a time to uproot what is planted. 3  A time to kill and a time to heal; A time to tear down and a time to build up. 4  A time to weep and a time to laugh; a time to mourn and a time to dance. 5  A time to throw stones and a time to gather stones;  A time to embrace and a time to shun embracing. 6  A time to search and a time to give up as lost; A time to keep and a time to throw away. 7  A time to tear part and a time to sew together; A time to be silent and a time to speak. 8  A time to love and a time to hate;  A time for war and a time for peace. (NASB)

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