Fiveminutefriday again and the prompt is GRATEFUL. In the UK we don’t mark Thanksgiving, though I did start of Advent – the four weeks leading up to Christmas.
When he was a student, my son made an online Advent calendar. I loved it, and each year since I have wished I could do the same. I am working on an idea, though whether I will get it finished for in time is uncertain. Reading the Bible stories of the Nativity and imagining what it must have been like has made me appreciate again the simplicity, and the impact of the writers of the Gospels. I was reading theories of why the Star of Bethlehem appeared, when reality broke in….. My husband urged me to come out and look at the night sky as the space station passed through the Moon and Mars in conjunction. Amazing!
God has set the paths of the planets. We do not fully understand but we see their beauty and mystery. I give thanks that he has set a course for each of us as well.