Thankfulness For All God’s Great Gifts 

In the hustle and bustle of our daily lives, it’s easy to forget the incredible gifts that surround us, graciously given by our loving God. Today, let’s take a moment to enjoy the sheer awesomeness of His blessings. 

First things first—have you ever just stopped and pondered the sheer wonder of God’s love? It’s mind-blowing! His love is like a big, warm hug that envelops us, guiding us through life’s twists and turns. The fact that the Creator of the universe loves us individually—flaws and all—is incredible. 

Now, let’s talk about Jesus. Wow, what a gift! His sacrifice and unwavering love for us are beyond compare. The freedom and grace we receive through His sacrifice… it’s like winning the ultimate jackpot, except better because it’s eternal and life-changing! 

And our families. They’re a slice of heaven on earth. Whether it’s the silly sibling moments, the wisdom from our parents, or the laughter shared with cousins and extended family, they’re all part of God’s beautiful plan, showering us with love and support when we need it most. 

Let’s not forget about our health. A gift often taken for granted. Our bodies are incredible.  Each breath, each step is God’s handiwork in action. It’s a reminder to take care of ourselves and appreciate this precious gift while we journey through life. 

And nature! I have talked about nature a few times. Truly incredible! Have you ever walked through a forest or marveled at a starry sky and thought, “God, You’re an amazing artist”? The beauty of creation reflects His splendor and creativity, a reminder to cherish and protect the environment He’s entrusted to us. 

So, how do we show our gratitude? It’s simple—by living with thankful hearts. Prayer, praise, and kindness go a long way. Whether it’s a heartfelt “thank you” prayer or lending a helping hand to someone in need, every small act of gratitude amplifies the joy in our lives. 

Let’s make thankfulness a part of our everyday routine! Whether it’s over a cup of coffee or while taking a stroll, let’s take a moment to count our blessings and thank God for His goodness. After all, life’s more vibrant when lived with a heart full of gratitude! 

Psalm 100:1-5 

“Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth. 
    Worship the Lord with gladness; 
    come before him with joyful songs. 
Know that the Lord is God. 
    It is he who made us, and we are his; 
    we are his people, the sheep of his pasture. 

Enter his gates with thanksgiving 
    and his courts with praise; 
    give thanks to him and praise his name. 
For the Lord is good and his love endures forever; 
    his faithfulness continues through all generations.” 

Kelsey Wilbern – Adult Education and New Member Coordinator 

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