This past weekend we had the privilege of delivering pre-cooked Thanksgiving meals to foster families and caregivers in our Tampa and SW Missouri locations.
One of the great challenges in life is to remember, internalize, and actually believe that no matter the circumstance, there is something for which we can be grateful. For kids – well, for most anyone – this can certainly be elusive. Kind of like a Bears’ Super Bowl victory. (Woe is me.)
But unlike this passing world and our life in it, a life which James says is “a mist that appears for a little time and then vanishes,” we can be sure that whatever God says will come to pass.
Peter wrote that “The word of the Lord endures forever” (1 Pet. 1:25), and the prophet Isaiah (40:7-8) before him wrote,
The grass withers, the flower fades
when the breath of the Lord blows on it;
surely the people are grass.
The grass withers, the flower fades,
but the word of our God will stand forever
So when the Psalmist (118:1) writes, “Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good; His love endures forever,” we can be sure that there is always something for which we can be grateful – His love.
It stands the test of time, it was here before us, and will be here long after we turn to grass.
Since this is the case, will you join us this Thanksgiving week in praying for the hearts of the families and children we serve, that they might all have an attitude of gratitude this season, rooted and grounded in Gospel love and the hope of a future where there will be no more tears, no more crying, no more pain, and no more sadness (Revelation 21:4)? What a future indeed!
You see some of their faces here. Thank you for this #PRAY127 request. Have a grateful Thanksgiving this year – yes, even in 2020!
Jeff Ford, CEO
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