My Thanks-giving

O give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; for his steadfast love endures forever. ~Psalm 107:1

This week we celebrate Thanksgiving, we gather together in families and friend groups to break bread, to laugh, to share a meal, and to give thanks.

This year I have so much to be thankful for.

Right now I am thankful to know that as this blog is posted, I will actually be on vacation, spending much needed time with family and friends, and getting to rest my own spirit after a busy few months. I am thankful for the freedom I have to do this, and thankful that I can write this blog post ahead of time.

I am thankful for the welcoming care Bethany Lutheran has given me these last few months. It’s often daunting to start a new job, but even more so when that new job is the pastor of a congregation, and the members and friends of Bethany have made this transition smooth, you all have made it easy, you have made it exciting and full of joy, and I am so thankful for that.

I am also so thankful for the new life growing in my own family. My husband and I didn’t think we could have children naturally, we had the better part of our short marriage hoping and grieving, and looking towards the different possibilities for family ahead of us. Today I am thankful for the love and support of all of the women and couples I know who have struggled as we struggled with infertility, your words of comfort and your excitement with me in discovering our little miracle is truly amazing.

As I look towards Thanksgiving, all I can think is that I give thanks to the Lord, for God is good, and his steadfast love is enduring in my life in so many incredible ways, I can’t wait to wonder what I will be thankful for next year.

What are you thankful for? How are you seeing God’s goodness in your life this holiday season?

Pastor Megan Filer
Pastor Megan Filer

One response to “My Thanks-giving”

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    Nancy Skora

    I am thankful for your leadership, in our church, and I am thankful, for your enthusiasm, and continued energy to get the people of this church to unite in praise and prayer.


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