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.