Happy ThanksgivingNov 27, 2008
“Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos into order, confusion into clarity…. It turns problems into gifts, failures into success, the unexpected into perfect timing, and mistakes into important events. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today and creates a vision for tomorrow.” (Melodie Beattie)
On this day of thanks, may gratitude to God usher you into the abundant life Jesus spoke of – the life not dependent on the accumulation of things, but on Jesus Christ.
It’s the life Paul speaks of when he says:
I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. I can do everything through him who gives me strength."
- Philippians 4:12-13
This holiday season, I am grateful to God for you! This is such a wonderful, loving Church community and I thank God for bringing us from Seattle to Philadelphia to be part of what God is doing here.
Wishing you peace, gratitude and contentment from Jesus Christ our Lord!
-Pastor Tara VinCross
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