Well many have already heard the sound of the starting pistol in the race for buying stuff?
For some these days will be very difficult. For some the holiday is one of a series of firsts. First time the baby in the family, a First miss of Thanksgiving by my mother. She’s in the Hospital. My brother and his wife for the 1st time had to cancel their Thanksgiving dinner. They had 3 family members in the hospital at the same time in 3 different areas of Texas.
While we recognize this is uncomfortable, we remain very thankful. We, comfort one another with gentle reminders! Although we are separated, we will soon be together again. Ecclesiastes 3:11. After demonstrating that everything has its time in 3:1-10, Solomon writes:
He has made everything appropriate in its time. He has also set eternity in their heart, yet so that man will not find out the work which God has done from the beginning even to the end.
Meanwhile, there is lots of happy, thankfulness to go around. More than 2 billion people on this planet live on less than $450.00 annually, that new knowledge made me “thankful” for what Michelle and I have!
From Good Friends in the Morning, Al & Kevin hope you have many Thankful and Happy days ahead during the Holidays and Christmas!
“My name is Kim Jordan. My son, Kiam Jordan, was running in the State Cross Country race. Liam fell and pulled a muscle in his leg. He didn’t think he would be able to finish, but two boys from your school district helped my son. They cheered him on, grabbed his arm to help him continue, and made sure my son finished the race. I have nothing but gratitude for these athletes. I want to give them a shout out. So far, I have learned that one of the students’ names is Joshua Dixon from Forest Hill and the other is Bernard Duncan from Callaway. I would like to personally thank the school district for having such compassionate students and would like to thank the parents of these students. I have already emailed the principals at each school to let them know. Thanks so much!”
When You run alone, It’s called a Race, and when God Runs with you, It’s Called Grace!
“Running away from a problem is a race you will never win.”
Life can be difficult. Being a Christian in a non-chrisitan world poses all kinds of problems. The world does not know Jesus. The world does not love Him. The world does not understand why He came. You, on the other hand, do know Jesus. You do love Him. And, you do understand why He came. He came to save you from your sins and to give you new life. He came to bring you peace and joy in the Spirit. He came so you might have fellowship with God.
These things you already know. And you also know that though you are saved from sin and filled with the Spirit of God, life in this world still is not perfect. It is still difficult.Maybe right now you are facing a serious struggle. As a Christian, what do you do when life is coming down on you hard, when there seems to be no way out… When you are worried or afraid….The answer lies in the Word of God.
Because of who God is and what He has already done for you, you can trust Him even more for the future and have no fear that He will continue to uphold you, love you, and continue His wonderful loving plan in your life. Will you trust Him? How much will you trust Him? How much will you rest in Him? Its up to you.