Started this last night then the computer crashed ;-(
I haven’t written in a while – moves, hospital visits (with Dad), holidays, and life in general have gotten in the way. I do intend to do my Advent devotions again so you’ll see a few more tidbits in the next month.
How was your week? I know that it was Thanksgiving week here in the US. How was that for you who celebrated? Our family was together but we saw Dad go back to the hospital on Wednesday (he had just come home the Wednesday before). We received word that our uncle Jerry passed away on Tuesday (my sister Tina, my niece Alexis, and I made the trip down and back on Saturday for the funeral). We celebrated Thanksgiving in shifts – eating and visiting Dad in the hospital. Doesn’t sound like a good week does it?
But somewhere in the midst of all this, I realized that as much as I complain about my life and my problems, I must admit that I am blessed. I’ve got a great family, a wonderful wife, and though money is tight, we are not going to go hungry. Scripture says, “Bless the Lord, oh my soul, and forget not His benefits”. I guess this is all part of my thoughts for this Advent season – I’ve been thinking about gifts and giving.
My hope and prayer is that we all can look past the circumstances and truly see what really matters. We are blessed and we can be a blessing (I thank all the friends who are blessings in my life!). As we move from Thanksgiving to Christmas, I pray that you will remember to bless and praise the Lord and forget not all of the benefits, all the good things that He has given you and I.