…a story I heard once.
It seems that there was a couple who wanted to sell their house. They had lived there for nearly 30 years, and now that the kids were grown and out, they were tired of the place. The real estate agent wanted them to write a description of the house so that she could put it into the advertising, so they sat down to write.
They described the kitchen that they had redone, and the back yard patio where they had spent so many hours as a family, and the trees they had planted when each of their children were born. They were sure not to leave out the new carpets in the living room, the basement they had finished, and the brand new front door, and just when they were about to make mention of the new air conditioning, it hit both of them like a ton of bricks!
They loved the place! It was their home, full of memories and they didn’t want to part with it.
I think Thanksgiving is sort of like that. When we are prompted to think about all of the ways that God has blessed us, the air seems to clear up a little, the whole atmosphere feels different. Our hum-drum life is not hum-drum at all. Our problems aren’t quite so big, and our faith is enriched because it is simply impossible to list everything we have to be thankful to God for, and not notice that He loves us and is working in our lives.
Yes, God is awesome! I am thankful to have Him in my life!
Let’s have a party!
lovely reminder that gratitude is such beautiful and important expression of faith
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