Living Thanks as much as Giving Thanks
Most of us probably experienced a Thanksgiving Day far different than any we have ever had before last Thursday. For many of us, that meant not being with a large group of people we love. For some that may have meant being alone. Whatever those differences were, I pray that we all were able to truly be thankful in the midst of missing family or friends. I found that I was starting to feel a little sorry for myself and then remembered a verse from the Psalms; "Oh give thanks to the Lord for He is good and His mercy endures forever". For me this served as a reminder that right now isn't forever. This then started me down a different thought road...one of gratitude. I don't know about you, but my gratitude list got longer and longer the more that I thought about it. And the more that I thought about it, the more grateful, truly grateful, I became. Having an attitude of gratitude absolutely can change how we think, feel and act. I am thankful to God for His innumerable blessings. I am so thankful for our donors to the ministries at Christ Cares Ministries, from the thousands of volunteer hours to the boxes of diapers to the prayers as we go forward in faith. As you go through your days, I encourage you to think on what you have and live a gratitude-filled life. Our present circumstances are temporary; our Savior is forever. To Him be the glory!