Thursday, November 27, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving Day 2014!!!!

Happy Thanksgiving Day 2014!!!!!!

We have so much to be thankful for this year, don't we!

Billy Graham wrote a devotional:
During the first long winter for the Pilgrims here, 7 times as many graves were made for the dead as homes were made for the living. Seed, imported from England, failed to grow, and a ship that was to bring food and relief, brought instead 35 more mouths to fee, but no provisions.
According to today's standards, the Pilgrims had almost nothing, but they possessed a profound and heartfelt gratitude to God for His love and mercy. Gratitude is one of the greatest Christian virtues.

1 Corinthians 29:13 says, Now, our God, we give you thanks. And praise your glorious name.

As we sit around a table flourishing with food choices, let's remember who provided each item and the workers used to produce it:
  • Turkey's growers, processors, and trucking system to the store for us to buy it. (God gave the turkey food and water and caused it to grow.); guys who fry or gals who get up at 4am to bake it;
  • Mashed potatoes, with butter and milk- farmers who plant, water, pick potatoes, shippers and retailers, cows and farmers daily milk and feed the cows (God made the plant and grass grow through rain and sunshine.);
  • Vegetables and fruit that God caused to grow and the farmer who worked it, picked it;
  • Hot rolls-wheat that God cause to grow, farmers who planted and processed it, bakeries who made the dough;
  • Pecan pie-God grew the pecans through rain and sunshine; processors and packagers.
  • A warm house filled with family and friends;
  • A loving God who made us, saved us, and provides for us.
As we thank God for the material blessings He gives us, let us also be thankful in the midst of trials and persecution. Remembering our military people and missionaries away from home this time of year.

Ok, friends, don't eat too much today. Right! Enjoy, relax, laugh, and say a pray of thanksgiving to God for your life (He made it.).
Friday we will continue our study.

Love ya'll,

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