There is so much in the Lord that we can be truly thankful for, yet so much in the world that is truly vexing and grievous. Joy and sorrow, life and death – the great juxtaposition of the human soul. But through it all, we can hold fast and give thanks for this hope; Jesus Christ remains the life of our life. Holy Spirit continues to illumine and regenerate human hearts. And God the Father is good, his mercy is everlasting and his truth endures to all generations.