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Thankful for Thanksgiving

November 13, 2012
By Del Dykstra

Thanksgiving is next week. It amazes me how little attention this holiday receives. Businesses seem to move their merchandise from Halloween to Christmas without a blink. Stores are now open on Thanksgiving Day only trying to win over more customers for the Christmas sales.

It seems we are so busy that we rarely slow down enough to reflect on the blessings we have. When we take a moment (or how long would it really take?) to count our blessings, we should be overwhelmed with gratitude. We have homes in which to live, children to love, and our needs met. Above that, God has enabled us to provide a Christian education for our kids. We have health and strength to do the work God has called us to do.

But He goes a step further. God has given each of us the greatest gift we could ever receive. The God of the universe loves each of us individually, and He desires a personal relationship with us. He has the time to hear our concerns and worries, and He provides sources for encouragement and strength.

The official Thanksgiving holiday is only a few weeks away, but the Christian’s celebration of Thanksgiving should be happening everyday.

So in the busyness of your day-to-day responsibilities, take time to reflect on how you have been blessed. Recognizing all of our blessings is a great source of encouragement.

We at SCS are grateful for the support and encouragement from all our constituents.

Happy Thanksgiving!!!