Every day we draw breath should be a day of gratitude. However, in this season, we are more keenly aware of all God’s blessings. I am thankful to gather with my family this week. I am grateful to serve a loving energetic church, and for the work we are doing to refocus on discipleship. I feel blessed to have bills paid, secure housing, enough means for a lavish meal.
I hope in the midst of your festivities this week, you take time to pause and be grateful for the blessings large and small that contribute to your life. I also pray that we allow our gratitude motivate us to become blessings to others. In the midst of this season of busy, may we be a place of peace. In a season of buying and selling, may we be a people of generous hearts. In a season of family and friends, may we have eyes for those who feel lonely, or lost.
I am grateful to be a part of the Deer Park UMC family and hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving. I look forward to celebrating the whole holiday season together.