I am looking forward to the holidays, it's so close. In a year where so
many things have NOT gone as planned and have NOT been ideal, it will be so
nice to forget about all of that for a while and focus on family, and what
we're thankful for.
Our "littlest worshippers" I like to call them, our nursery kiddos, have
been studying about thankfulness this month. A few weeks ago we focused on
being thankful for our health, but there's such a great lesson from the
Bible story we talked about, I haven't been able to shake it. In Luke
17:11-19 Jesus comes across 10 lepers, he ends up healing all ten, but only
one returns. Ungrateful the other 9.he literally gave them back their
lives! I get to thinking about what I've been ungrateful for or have taken
for granted and forgotten to thank Him or others for.
I've been thinking and thinking on it the last few weeks. As I've walked
the aisles of grocery stores and the Christmas items are already out and the
Thanksgiving items are hard to find, I just keep thinking and praying that
in my heart, I will always be thankful, in all things, through all things.
I pray that after Thanksgiving is over and the push for Christmas and the
"stuff" comes, I will just be thankful for THE GIFT, His gift, His gift of
Where or for what are you forgetting to be thankful, where have you been
ungrateful? Reflect in this season, but don't let it stop when Thanksgiving
"Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good..." Psalm 106:1 (ask our nursery
kids to say their verse, they should be able to say it or sign it!!)
Notes from the Staff @The Woods