A Thanksgiving Musing
Today I was thinking about a conversation I had with a sewing lady this summer before I left Central Asia and the contrast in our lives. While I was wondering what I should fix my family for dinner, she was wondering if her family would have enough to eat for dinner. While I was having her sew me some clothes for our family that we probably didn’t need, she was trying to figure out how to get the cloth needed for her daughter’s school uniform so her daughter could return to school. I could temporarily help with food and money for cloth but the same or similar issues would come up again either next week or next month. Could I be thankful if I was in her circumstances? Would I find hope in my Saviour if I was living day to day not knowing where my next meal was coming from or if I had money to pay my rent?
So today as I am overwhelmed by the abundance in my life, I am thankful but I am also mindful of those in need. I pray that God will not only provide for those who are lacking food, shelter, clean water, and Jesus. I pray for those who have abundance but are lacking the most important thing-Jesus that they will find Him.
Dear God, Thank you for all things great and small. Forgive me my complaints and how often I take this blessing for granted. I have never went to bed hungry or without proper shelter. I have always had more than I need. I don’t deserve it just like I don’t deserve your salvation. Thank you for giving me your Salvation and much more. In Your Son’s Name, Amen