This time last week Thomas and I were busily preparing a Thanksgiving feast. We had the privilege of celebrating our first major holiday away from home with some of the new friends whom God has given us. Thomas’ teacher Galina Ivanovna, Luda, an Irishman–Trevor Warner, and another American–Deanna. We were very glad to introduce Galina Ivanovna and Luda to their first celebrations of American Thanksgiving.
As Thomas and I began putting food on our small table that served as our buffet, Galina Ivanovna began talking about her parents. She said that her parents had never in their lives seen anything like what was now before us. She said that every time she goes into a store now, she is struck by the thought that her parents would be completely in awe and overwhelmed by what is now available.
Later Thomas and I talked about what Galina Ivanovna had said. We are humbled by all that the Lord has given us. Again and again the Lord gives to us in great abundance. Though we and our families have endured difficult times, God has remained faithful, just as He promises to be. So as the seasons change from Thanksgiving to Christmas, I hope that can dwell on the ultimate provision that God has made for His people and thank Him for the wonderful gift of salvation.