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Dr.J (S.L. Jordan, Ph.D.,Ed.D.)

Dec 13, 2023 11:00 AM

Dr. J Thoughts: Echoes of Grace - A Season to Rejoice and Give Thanks

This Christmas season, let's unite in a symphony of gratitude and praise for our Almighty God. His remarkable presence has been our guiding light – a beacon in uncertain times, offering clarity, wisdom, and endless blessings. "Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever." - Psalm 107:1, NIV In the festive whirlwind, let's focus on the true reason for our joy and hope: God's boundless goodness and mercy. This season is a perfect opportunity to express our profound gratitude for His generous grace. "Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful." - Colossians 3:15, NIV Our praise should transcend words. Every act of kindness, loving gesture, and selfless act is a tribute to Him. As we revel in holiday festivities, adorn our homes, and exchange gifts, let's also share the ultimate gift – the love and salvation of God. As melodies of carols and hymns resonate, let them reflect the joy in our hearts. Celebrate and glorify His name in every corner of our lives. Our praise should be a beacon of the joy and hope He instills in us. "Praise the Lord. Praise God in his sanctuary; praise him in his mighty heavens." - Psalm 150:1, NIV Remember, praising God is a privilege, an expression of our love and gratitude. Let's lift our hearts and voices, embrace the spirit of praise, and show the world our devotion to a living, loving, and wonderful God. "The Lord your God is with you, the Mighty Warrior who saves. He will take great delight in you; in his love he will no longer rebuke you, but will rejoice over you with singing." - Zephaniah 3:17, NIV This season, let's celebrate with a spirit of thanksgiving. Cherish each moment, treasure each day, and let our lives be a continuous hymn of praise to our Heavenly Father. His goodness, enduring love, and unwavering faithfulness are reasons for us to rejoice and be glad. "In everything give thanks; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus." - 1 Thessalonians 5:18, NIV Let these words inspire and guide you: "Gratitude turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos into order, confusion into clarity... it makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow." – Melody Beattie As we embrace this season, let's be mindful of the blessings around us, giving thanks for the great and small, and rejoicing in the endless grace that surrounds us.