In All Things.....
Give thanks. It’s a biblical command (1 Thessalonians 5:18.) It’s not that all things are good. It doesn’t mean we will not struggle with some things. It means that we believe that one is greater than all things. As we approach Thanksgiving, many plans are changing of how family will connect. I know my family for the first time in 27 years will not all be together. But that doesn’t mean we can’t be thankful. Maggie is doing a great work in NYC helping children with eye disease and ministering to the families. She is safe amidst all the chaos there. Jake is Jake. He lives and works in the woods! I know many of you will not have a “normal Thanksgiving”. I have heard of creative ways you will “gather” to be together.
In reflecting on being thankful, here is a short list of what I am thankful for...Jesus. I’m safe no matter what. His word is true and brings comfort. I’m thankful for the Church that reaches out in tough times. I’m thankful every time I wake up. It’s a gift from God in this vaporous life. It’s another day that is closer to my faith becoming sight. Sandra... never have and never will deserve her these 37 years. She’s a gift. Thankful for my staff. They have been steady and faithful.
I encourage each of you to make a list. Call friends and family. Let’s not waste the pain of these days. It’s important to remind ourselves and everyone else that our hope is built on nothing less than Jesus…the solid rock on which we stand.