26th (Day 58 – Thanksgiving!) “Who shall ascend the hill of the LORD? And who shall stand in his holy place? He who has clean hands and a pure heart, who does not lift up his soul to what is false and does not swear deceitfully. He will receive blessing from the LORD and righteousness from the God of his salvation. Such is the generation of those who seek him, who seek the face of the God of Jacob. Selah” Psalms 24:3-6
I love this passage! It complements well the thing I told my family I am thankful for today. As you all have probably noticed, I have been noting something I am thankful for each day of this last week leading up to Thanksgiving (today). When my family was at the table this evening having dinner, we went around saying something we were thankful for and mine was, wait for it…COVID-19. That’s right – I am thankful for what COVID has done for my time and closeness I have gained with my family and more recognition of my frailty and God’s mightiness. I obviously am not thankful for death, the suffering of others, or the lasting side effects a lot of people who have been infected get; but I am thankful for what it has done for me in regard to love for others and the building of my faith in the only One that matters, God Himself. I do hope for a cure (effective vaccine) but I also hope for a revival caused by people being brought to looking for hope in the one place that can provide hope that lasts an eternity.