As we began to pray over our Thanksgiving dinner
I peeked up and noticed the table we were gathered around.
I peeked again and smiled at all the little hands holding each other.
A circle of hands.
As we had conversations, we were all able to see one another because we were all facing each other.
In a circle.
A place of gathering a place of coming together to unite.
Uniting in Thanks, Uniting in unity, Uniting as one family.
It's at this moment I am reminded once again, that God has brought me Full Circle.
This Thanksgiving may have been your first time celebrating.
This Thanksgiving may be a bitter time for you.
This Thanksgiving may be one of wishing you could be with your family, the one you left behind.
This Thanksgiving may be the first one you fully enjoyed away from the old thoughts, the old beliefs.
This Thanksgiving may be the one your hoping,... that next years Thanksgiving you'll be able to cope better than this years.
This Thanksgiving may be the one you feel regret, and question why did I leave?
This Thanksgiving may be pure joy for you!
This Thanksgiving may be the one you recognize and see that God has taken you Full Circle.
To many years of not having Thanksgiving.
To many years of not having family gatherings around a table.
I am there with you. I have been at, and have felt everyone of those emotions.
You are in the right place right now, don't doubt it for today or in the days to come.
Don't worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done.
Philippians 4:6 NLT
Philippians 4:6 NLT
God has surrounded me and given me a circle of friends and family larger than I could of ever imagined! He has provided me through this circle; love, comfort, strength, encouragement, a place of belonging, direction, acceptance, and pure joy!
There is a place for you in this circle.
Then he (Jesus) looked at those seated in a circle around him and said, "Here are my mother and my brothers! Whoever does God's will is my brother and sister and mother."Mark 3:34-35 NIV
This Thanksgiving I was and am thankful for you.
Every time I think of you, I give thanks to my God.
Praying that you will recognize when God has brought you Full Circle.