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Wednesday, November 22 2017

2 Corinthians 1:3-4, NIV

“Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from God.”

What’s most comforting about Thanksgiving - the turkey, dressing, or pumpkin pie? Perhaps for some, it’s the beauty of the season with leaves changing to vibrant colors of red, orange, and yellow. Maybe it’s the cooler temperatures as frost begins to cover the grass. As we welcome the warmth of home, family, and friends, let’s take a few moments to give thanks for the many blessings we have received.

As we give thanks, is it possible to take this act a step further? Could there be times in our lives when it is difficult to receive what is being given to us? Is it possible we could become prideful or perhaps so self-sufficient we lose sight of the way others try to bless us? This Thanksgiving, may we continue giving but let’s not forget to receive. Let’s remember to accept what is graciously being given to us.

Praise Work: May our hearts be grateful, and receptive to all the abundant blessings from God and each other. Reflect on the blessings in your life. How can you bless someone else? Let’s give encouragement and compassion. Let’s receive joy and grace.

Further Reflection: Isaiah 55:10-11

Happy Thanksgiving! KL

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