Thanksgiving is a time of reflection. A time to look at all we have and
humble ourselves before a gracious God. We donít always get what we want and
we donít always understand the plans God has for us, but we can be confident
that he loves and cares for us. How has God cared for you this past year?
Greetings, in the name of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
Thanksgiving is a time for sharing. I see it in the lives of others as
they give of themselves to help those less fortunate. A family stopped into
our shop one day; a husband, wife, son and daughter picked up some hot
drinks and muffins for the road. They were headed to pack up their Suburban
and deliver Thanksgiving baskets to those in need. There was more to the
This Suburban is 1970ís vintage and as I talked with the dad he told the
story of the previous year. He worked all night rebuilding the rear end so
that they could keep their commitment and make deliveries. They made it and
those who were collecting the food were thankful. No matter what obstacle
had to be overcome they would be there. They received such a blessing they
gave up their Saturday and delivered baskets again this year.
I think all of our hearts start to soften up a little bit when the
holidays roll around. I am not sure what hardens them the rest of the year
but I know we are more generous and willing to give. It is somewhat funny;
when the weather gets cold our hearts soften up.
One of the main reasons we have to be thankful is that we have God who
cares for us. He is there; despite what we think, guiding those who will
follow His lead through life. He is providing for our needs. I am reminded
of Paulís statement in Scripture about his level of comfort with Godís
provision. He stated that he had learned to be content no matter whether he
had enough or was in need. Just knowing that God was with him allowed him to
relax and focus on serving others. My hope is that we can each attain that
Listen to what David writes in Psalm 100 about giving thanks to God;
Psalm 100, A psalm. For
Shout for joy to the LORD, all the earth.
Worship the LORD with gladness;
come before him with joyful songs.
Know that the LORD is God.
It is he who made us, and we are his;
we are his people, the sheep of his pasture.
Enter his gates with thanksgiving
and his courts with praise;
give thanks to him and praise his name.
For the LORD is good and his love endures forever;
his faithfulness continues through all generations.
David reminds us of why we should give thanks
to God; He is good, He loves us forever and He is faithful throughout the
generations. We find hope in those words. Not an empty hope but a hope that
will enable us to live, to love and care for others knowing all the time
that God has us covered.
I want to encourage you this Thanksgiving to let go. Let go of all the
things you have to do and follow the leading of your heart. Give this
holiday season to God and let Him lead you by the Holy Spirit. Paul gives us
Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances,
for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus.
Have a great time relaxing and serving others
this thanksgiving. God Bless You.
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