We have so much in this life to be thankful for such as our family, homes and good health. In the most recent of events with hurricanes and fires hope and thankfulness is found in knowing our life consists of more than things, but in the gathering together of a community to rebuild homes and lives! The apostle Paul knew and understood loss and tragedy throughout his life, and through it all his faith remained strong! We are never alone when God is on our side come what may (2 Corinthians 11:23-31). 23 Are they ministers of Christ? (I speak as a fool) I am more; in labours more abundant, in stripes above measure, in prisons more frequent, in deaths oft.24 Of the Jews five times received I forty stripes save one.25 Thrice was I beaten with rods, once was I stoned, thrice I suffered shipwreck, a night and a day I have been in the deep;26 In journeyings often, in perils of waters, in perils of robbers, in perils by mine own countrymen, in perils by the heathen, in perils in the city, in perils in the wilderness, in perils in the sea, in perils among false brethren;27 In weariness and painfulness, in watchings often, in hunger and thirst, in fastings often, in cold and nakedness.28 Beside those things that are without, that which cometh upon me daily, the care of all the churches.29 Who is weak, and I am not weak? who is offended, and I burn not?30 If I must needs glory, I will glory of the things which concern mine infirmities.31 The God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which is blessed for evermore, knoweth that I lie not.
Psalm 107 is a psalm of thanksgiving, and through it we are reminded of all that God is capable of doing. Remember as Christians it is when we are weakest then are we strong by the power of God.
Today and always may we be thankful for even the smallest of things and remember life is what we make it, and with God all things are possible.