Outside, the air is crisp and cool, and some trees are turning their beautiful colors of yellow, orange, and red. It’s a beautiful time of year! Fall smells fill the air as fireplaces burn and families prepare for Thanksgiving Dinner, and it’s a happy time of year as we look forward to being with family and friends.
However, this year is different, and we all are trying to still make it work, as usual. What’s different about this year?
- We’ve all been dealing with some level of Covid related issues.
- Many have been able to just watch church online instead of being present.
- Our world is in flux in all directions.
- We are seeing levels of crime that are unbelievable.
- Our borders are out of control.
- And on and on…
But we must still be thankful, and we CAN because God is still in control. He is our Savior, our Rock, our Guide, our Protector…our everything! We must continue to look to Him each day…all day. We must depend on Him, not ourselves. As Paul tells us in 1 Thessalonians 5:18, Give thanks in all circumstances. For this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.
We must look for what we can be thankful for, in the midst of life today.
- I am thankful for doctors, nurses, and scientists, who are on the front lines every day trying to help us stay healthy.
- I am thankful for technology, determination, and the creativity of church leaders as they find ways to provide worship opportunities for us to stay connected with church members.
- I am thankful for lawmakers who are Christians and look to the Lord for guidance and direction in what is right.
- I am thankful for law enforcement officers at all levels who risk their lives daily to keep us safe.
- I am thankful for those who are ministering to the immigrants.
What are you thankful for this year?
Written by WMU of Texas President Earl Ann Bumpus