I think this is the fourth Thanksgiving we are spending in India. Our family tradition was that the kids would prepare the multi-course meal, while Mom would get the day off. I am sure my siblings are still planning an elaborate feast and spending the day together.
This may be by elder sister’s last Thanksgiving with the family as well. She will be traveling to Japan for 3 months on the 26th of November and then she believes she will return to Japan for a longer time period, as the Lord guides.
From last Thanksgiving to this Thanksgiving, my life has taken a 180 degree turn. Everything is so different. Where I thought my life was headed, is not at all where I find it today. I am in a new country, surrounded by new people, doing new things. Not only have my circumstances changed, but I feel like a different person. My goals, my dreams, my desires have changed. My attitude has changed. I find myself closer to God (but not close enough). I find myself trusting more in the Lord (but not trusting enough).
Last year at this time, I could not see into my own future, even by one week. And I had an uneasy feeling about what was in store. Now, I still cannot see into my future. But I am at peace knowing that the Lord is in control.
I could never have imagined that so much could happen in one year. But I am thankful to the Lord for every second.
Scripture for the Day:
Delight yourself also in the Lord, and He shall give you the desires of your heart. Psalms 37:4.