Some say 2020 has been the worst year ever! If I am completely honest, I’ve had moments when I share that sentiment. It’s been challenging on so many levels, and the funny thing is, we don’t know if 2021 will be any better.
And now, Thanksgiving is 11 days away. The day we set aside to remember, to give thanks, to appreciate those special people in our lives. But what will the holiday look like when we are again quarantined, isolated, and that little anxious twitch is knocking at the door. I don’t know about you but I’m searching for the thankful – do I have anything to be thankful, grateful for?
Take a few minutes and watch this short video.
What a beautiful reminder, regardless of how hard the year has been or how uncertain the future may be, we are blessed beyond our temporal understanding. We can walk through our lives missing all the blessings or we can choose to open our hearts, turn our gaze away from ourselves, and look up. When we take time to refocus, we will find,
God loves us,
We are His children,
We have eternity to look forward to.
Deuteronomy 31:8 reminds us,
God is striding ahead of you. He’s right there with you. He won’t let you down; he won’t leave you. Don’t be intimidated. Don’t worry.” The Message (MSG)
Be thankful, grateful His BeLOVED,
I want to challenge you, take a few minutes this week and list all the things you are thankful for. You may be pleasantly surprised.