Wednesday, April 24, 2013

A Word of Thanks...

~Tracy Frederick
Here we are in the middle of the week. Some call it “hump day” in reference to having climbed the last few days to get to this middle point and it will all be downhill from here. It says that it has been an uphill climb to this point, and sometimes it is, isn’t it? We worshiped our Lord on Sunday, praising Him and thanking Him for the blessings of air, food, clothing and the many riches He has provided. It was perfect wasn’t it? It was a blessed day of thinking of Him and thanking Him and rejoicing in the goodness that He is. Then we headed into the week where Satan lives and prowls at work, in school and sets his traps of discouragement, pain, sorrow, heartache and deception. Then I realize how privileged we are to gather together at the mid-week Bible study to refresh ourselves together in the word together and encourage one another together, to exhort one another together and to fortify ourselves together for the last few days of the week as we look again toward gathering around the table in anticipation of the bittersweet time of remembering the death of our Savior. I appreciate those that will encourage me tonight to get over this “hump” and will gather in my Father’s name and see the evening of Bible study as a priviledge as they crave the word and appreciate the gathering together to refresh and renew my spirit. I appreciate those of you who will put aside your personal needs and selfish wants to think of ours and consider encouraging me and my other brothers and sisters as we try to get through this week, and over this hump. I appreciate those of you who will choose the body of Christ over a television show, a barcalounger  (or the lazyboy). I appreciate you considering us, and helping us get over the “hump.” (And let us consider one another in order to stir up love and good works, not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as is the manner of some, but exhorting one another, and so much the more as you see the Day approaching. Hebrews 10:24-25).

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