Everything Thanksgiving my mom asks everyone at the table “What are you thankful for?” When I was younger I always used to roll my eyes thinking not again mom, can we just sit here and eat? Now I have come to really enjoy this practice of giving thanks. This year, when asked this question I will say, “I am thankful for my family, and thankful for my churches.” I am so glad I get to journey alongside you in this crazy thing we call ministry.
God’s blessings in our lives are all around us, but so often we get distracted with the business of life and are unable to see them. A couple of weeks ago we talked about the sisters Martha and Mary. Martha was dashing all around trying to make everything perfect for Jesus, while Mary sat at his feet. Which person were you this past week?
Were you the host and worried about all the details like Martha, or did you get to be a guest and receive wonderful hospitality like Mary? I was blessed to go to my parents’ house and receive wonderful hospitality like Mary. I am always in awe of my parents who make everything look easy. Their house is always clean, their food is always delicious, and they always have time to bestow the gift of love upon their children and grandson. So today I give thanks to God for my family.
What I love about worship, is that every week we have an opportunity to give thanks to God. We do this by singing the hymns, by reading God’s Holy Scripture, by embodying what it means to be the body of Christ, and by praying to God and celebrating that no matter what happens in our lives, that God is with us.
There are so many reasons we have to thank God. Today we celebrate that God is our Creator, Redeemer, and Sustainer! Come and worship on Sunday where we will have the opportunity to give thanks for each person in the Trinity.