A yearly tradition we have at church is breakfast followed by a Thanksgiving service where members of the congregation say a few words about the things they are grateful for. This year was no different. As I listened to the many reasons people were thankful, I began to think of what I would say if called upon to speak. Thoughts flooded my mind and I began to feel overwhelmed to the point of tears. There are so many things to be grateful for and even more things we take for granted, but if I had to choose one thing I’d say God’s Love. I’m grateful for that unconditional, limitless, timeless and never-ending love He has given me. If I am a beneficiary and recipient of His glory it is because His love has allowed this to be. There have been times when I’ve shut myself away from the world, locking myself in my own darkness and God’s Love has unlocked the door and made its way in. I’ve tried to run away and no speed nor distance are too fast or too far for God’s Love. There is no wound that man can make, which His love cannot heal, no void that His love cannot fill. If I have air in my lungs today it is because of His love for me. My future is safe in His hands because I know that His love has a wonderful story waiting to unfold. Yes, if I had to choose one thing today to be grateful for I’d say, without skipping a beat, I’m grateful for God’s Love.
Now let me ask you…..what are you grateful for?
In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.
(1 Thessalonians 5:18 KJV)