During this season of Thanksgiving, I wanted to take just a moment to reflect on the purpose of this wonderful time, as well as provide encouragement to set an example of thankfulness to our families and friends.
I wanted to take a moment to send you a note during this special time of the year to first of all, let you know that I am thankful for you here at First Christian Church. When writing to the Thessalonian Church, Paul said these words: “We always thank God for all of you, mentioning you in our prayers.” 1 Thes. 1:2 Logged in Members, CLICK HERE to view and/or copy full text!
William Bradford, Governor of the Plymouth Colony made this proclamation in 1623: “Inasmuch as the great Father has given us this year an abundant harvest of Indian corn, wheat, beans, squashes, and garden vegetables, and has made the forests to abound with game and the sea with fish and clams, and inasmuch as He has protected us from the ravages of the savages, Logged in Members, CLICK HERE to view and/or copy full text!
A spirit of thankfulness will take us far in helping us to appreciate the little things around us, as well as those things we might consider “bigger blessings”. It’s amazing to think that everything that comes into our lives first of all is sifted through the loving hands of our Heavenly Father! Logged in Members, CLICK HERE to view and/or copy full text!