- November 26, 2019
Pastor’s Thanksgiving Blog
Have you ever thought of yourself as an embezzler? I have not until I read an article from ancient Jewish tradition that talked about every time you get a blessing and fail to say thank you to the Lord, it is the same as embezzling from God. With that type of definition of embezzling, I have often done that in life. I am prone to think of the blessings I have as the result of hard work or my own wisdom. I stand as a person who has been blessed in thousands of ways in life, and often I forget to thank the Lord.
This ties in well with the home work I gave this weekend in the sermon. The home work was to thank God for a 100 different people or things this week. At first this may seem hard but once you start with all of the people who have enriched our lives and the multitudes of ways we are all blessed, the Lord’s blessings fill our minds. Remember the things we take for granted as I told you about Luis my old Vicar from Chicago, who marveled every time he walked into an American supermarket. (Growing up in Peru there was never anything like that.) Maybe at the table for Thanksgiving each person could say thank you for 10 blessings. If you have a lot at the table that is one blessing already to be shared with so many others.
“So the just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live your lives in him, rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and over flowing with thankfulness.”
Colossians 2: 6-7