by Meg@bluffparkbaptist.org | Thursday, November 5, 2015
November is the month of “Thanksgiving”. I look forward to that particular day as our family gathers and enjoys time together and some really good food. I hope you do, too. But I also want you to think back…further back than this day and right now. I want you to think back on all the things you have to be thankful for.
Many people dwell on what they didn’t have; on how they were deprived of things. I dare say that if we really think about it we have much more to be thankful for than we realize. As a young boy and teenager I wanted a motorcycle. I never got one. I wanted an electric guitar. I never got one. I wanted the stylish clothes I saw in the Sears catalogue. I never got them. I rode the school bus through my senior year because I didn’t have my own car. Was I deprived?
Every day when I got off that school bus I walked into a house that was home. My mother was there and we would have a snack of some sort…a cookie and milk perhaps. I would do my homework and wait for supper. Meals were hot and good, but never elaborate. Chef Boyardee pizza from a box was a treat. Later we’d gather around the one black and white TV we had and watch some programs that weren’t embarrassing or off-color. We’d even pop some popcorn on occasion.
Deprived? I was blessed! I can’t recall a single NEED that wasn’t covered. Thank you, Lord, for meeting my each and every need…physical, emotional, and spiritual. As I look back on your provision I look forward to your continued care. May I never cease to give thanks to you.