Thanks Throughout the Nations

“The Lord is king! Let the earth rejoice! Let the farthest islands be glad.” Psalm 97:1

What amazes me about the world is how large and vast it is but how small and similar it is.  I mean you always here someone say “it’s a small world” and well really we know it’s not but there is something that connects us, links us all together.  As a Christian I believe that link is our creator the one who made this vast and beautiful planet and who created each and every one of us for His glory.  I love the things that connect us, that make us feel at home even when we are far away from family and the familiar.  From country to country regardless of all that separates us and makes us different, despite all that we disagree on there is one thing that we all do, that we all say, that we all offer to another that connects us, the simple and beautiful words; “thank you”.  I hope that you have time this weekend to take part in “What in the World” at Kings Harbor, go say Thank you to someone who is serving somewhere in this world whether here in the South Bay or somewhere where it may sound and look different but the words “thank you” are spoken to express gratitude.

ImageFor full schedule of this weekend’s activities go here.

About joymsteed

"This is the day the Lord has made I will rejoice and be glad in it." Psalm 118:4 I love this verse but the problem is I, more often than not, spend so much time rushing through the day that I don't think I really embrace what God is telling me through this verse. So, I am deciding to stand still or at least go slow and enjoy the days and the blessings that come, all of them; the ordinary and the extraordinary, the hard and the good, catching the moments wrapped up in each and giving thanks for the journey I am on. I am blessed to venture forward with my husband of 20 years and our two daughters, life has been hard and good and taken us places we never imagined we would go - both standing still and moving. God has been good and now as we enter a new stage, that point where our family road begins to have forks that are leading our girls to begin chapters in their stories that are separate from our story and although this excites me it also makes me wonder what's next for this mom, where do I go from here and what will this next chapter look like for me? I don't have the answers yet, what I do know though is that God is good and I know that He is going to lead and I will obediently follow, leaning in, standing still and rejoicing in the days ahead, the good and the hard days, the ordinary and the extraordinary days and the blessings wrapped in each. Thanks for stopping by and joining in my journey!

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