Remembering To Be Thankful All Year Long

 

As we come together to share Thanksgiving this season, let us remember to count our blessings.

 

With the devastation of the floods in Louisiana, many families are still displaced, having lost all of their possessions and treasures. In spite of the hardships we are experiencing, we can still be thankful for many things.

 

Be thankful for your family and children, God entrusted you with the greatest gift of a child or grandchild.

 

Be thankful for the friend in your life that can magnify your happiness and help you heal a sad heart.

 

Be thankful for a shared hug, a warm handshake or words of encouragement from a special friend or a total stranger.

 

Remember the words “I love you” spoken just to you. These three powerful words can bring joy and comfort to a wounded heart.

 

Think about that one act of kindness that someone showed you when you thought your world had come crashing down.

 

Do you remember the person that did not have anything to give you, but gave you the great gift of their presence in your time of need?

 

Did someone inspire you to achieve your goals to a greater depth than you ever imagined?

 

 Be thankful for your health, even if your health is not great. It could be worse.

 

Be thankful for having open access to schools and higher institutions of learning to improve our knowledge.

 

Be thankful to be living in the greatest country in the world. In America, you are free and able to worship however you want.

 

And finally, the greatest gift of our lifetime is knowing that Christ died on the cross for our sins. Let us remember that God deserves an intimate relationship with us. He wants that special relationship and bond to help us walk through life each day. More than anything God wants our hearts.

 

 Pastor Herman B. Holland

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Yet for us there is but one God, the Father, from whom all things came and for whom we live; and there is but one Lord, Jesus Christ, through whom all things came and through whom we live.
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