Written by Phil Monroe
Wednesday, 27 November 2013 00:00
Thanksgiving is that time of year when we get together with family to enjoy good food, maybe a football game, and to be thankful for God’s provision during the past year. Sometimes, though, we don’t feel all that thankful. Yes, we recognize that God indeed has given us many good things, things like food, water, salary, housing, and the like. We acknowledge that we have no rights to demand these things. We acknowledge that there are many who are far worse off. Given recent events, we can imagine how much more blessed we are than those who suffered a direct hit from a typhoon in the Philippines.
And yet, despite our knowledge of grace and mercy, there are times when all we really notice are the broken things in our lives—our bodies, our families, our communities.
I confess this is my state this Thanksgiving. I won’t bore you with the details but I struggle to stay focused on the many good things God has given me.