I am happy to tell you that I am writing this blog as I sit on my living room couch in Colorado Springs. My house smells like baking and candles, my family is around me doing various tasks, and my heart is full.
Don’t worry, this is not going to be a personal spiel on how great my Thanksgiving break is—although you might get a little bit of that flavor. I was talking with someone recently about how I think that as a sophomore, I think that in some ways I am more excited to come home than I was as a freshman. She explained it as that as a sophomore, “you know how nice going home is.”
It is true that we all have many things to be thankful for—whether we went home, went to a friend’s house, or stayed on campus. God has blessed us abundantly with possessions, and health, family (and did somebody mention BREAK?). Today we had a Thanksgiving Eve service, and the pastor(-in-training) reminded us that all these come from our Heavenly Father, and we should give him thanks. But all of these “can and will change.” As children of God, we have something so much greater to be thankful for: “the steadfast love of God, which is eternal and unchangeable.”
I cannot put it better than the Psalmist:
Psalm 107:1-3 “Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, his steadfast love endures forever! Let the redeemed of the Lord say so, whom he has redeemed from trouble and gathered in from the lands, from the east and from the west, from the north and from the south.”