Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Thanksgiving is Forever

Without going into a litany of all the many blessings I am thankful for, I will try to sum it up in one sentence. I am thankful for the air that I breathe all the way down to my grandchildren's toes. Well, I think that about encompasses everything.

But my soul will never tire to thank the Lord for what He has done for me. I'll use this poem written years ago by a dear family friend to express some of what I feel.

October winds do gently blow
The oak tree stands secure
But, now and then a leaf will fall
To knock on earth's green door.

God made the tree; He stirred the winds
Oh! marvel, man, and cry
For this same God has saved my soul
Dear God, I wonder why?

Why, my Savior? Why choose me?
Oh, I was so unworthy.
Overwhelmed by Thy love,
My heart cries out, "Such mercy!

I love you, Lord, with all my heart
For what you've done for me,
And, like the gallant, stately oak,
I'll stand secure in Thee."

My Strength is Made Perfect in Thee by Bill Magee

Have a Joyous and Happy Thanksgiving All!

Bill Magee on the left accompanied by his pastor, Bill Stowell. Picture taken this year.

Photo: karenevans


Sara said...

what a beautiful poem! happy thanksgiving, Karen.

Parsley said...

Happy Thanksgiving my dear friend. Hope you have a wonderful one!

You should be getting your chocolate certificate soon. ;)

Janna Qualman said...

It's a beautiful poem!

And I loved your phrasing, down to your grandchildren's toes. :)

Happy Thankgiving, Karen!

Karen said...

Sara, I actually keep this poem in my Bible.

Parsley, I did get it yesterday. Thanks so much! I found out they have a kiosk at the mall for the will find me there.:)

Janna, so much to be thankful for, I agree. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!

Libbie said...

Oh Yes!!! Today was a day when I found myself praying...thank you that my children are healthy & can be such little rascals :) Thank you lord! Otherwise I would have just yelled :)

Thanks for that today! Hope it is sunnier down in Florida than it is up here!

Karyn said...

Beautiful, Karen, thank you :)

Have a Blessed Thanksgiving, my dear friend


Precious Gems said...

Happy Thanksgiving and may God bless you abundantly :)

Karen said...

Libbie, yes, it is sunny, but cold here. When I woke up this Friday morn, it was in the high 40's. Too cold for me!

Karyn, hope your Thanksgiving was great, too.

Precious Gems, I'm hopping on over to see your blog, (and your name):). Thanks so much for following.


Karen, Remember our comment about a book proposal. this proves it...You continue to share and write such meaningful posts..the comment to my grandchildren's toes is perfect. I love you and your attitude. Have a good weekend. Hope I can see you soon. Love Clella

Johnnie said...

The "grandchildren's toes" got to me, too. Totally agree with Clella about a possible book from your posts. Love you*

LLG said...

YOU are poetic, Karen -- "the air I breathe all the way down to my grandchildren's toes"!! Love it.

I'm thankful for you and my writer buddies, too.

Karen said...

Thanks Clella, Johnnie, and Laura, you guys keep me going. luv ya!