Wednesday, November 28, 2007

A Hard Thanksgiving

Rejoice in the Lord always, again I say rejoice.

In everything give thanks.

As I mentioned here, my youngest sister was diagnosed with cancer about a year ago. She passed away in September. Her absence colored our family reunion Thanksgiving in many ways, not the least because we have different perspectives on death. Praise be to God that He has given us the victory in Christ ... a victory that my sister claimed for her own before she left this life.

It isn't supposed to be this way ... pain and death are both universal (since the fall) and also "unnatural". And yet, God enables us to praise and thank him even in the midst of pain.

This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.

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