Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Thankful

Thank you Christ UMC. Thank you. All this plus a 22-lb turkey (and other stuff already in put in our freezer) was delivered to us yesterday. We were not the only family to be recipients of such a generous gift. Christ UMC delivered many of these "baskets" to many families in our area. Yes, right now is tough; its stressful; I'm not able to put in many hours working and that puts a strain on things financially. This is a most welcomed gift. I don't feel its charity or giving to us "poor." I feel its a gift of love; of others taking care of others. Riley struggled a bit seeing all this here at our house when she is fully aware that her school is collecting canned goods & non-perishables for the Salvation Army's food drive. She questioned why we were getting all this. Was something wrong? I told her its others showing their love towards us. Love one another. Plain and simple. May you all have a blessed Thanksgiving.

John 15:9-17
“As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Now remain in my love.
If you keep my commands, you will remain in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commands and remain in his love. I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and that your joy may be complete. My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. You are my friends if you do what I command. I no longer call you servants, because servants do not know their master’s business. Instead, I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you. You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you so that you might go and bear fruit—fruit that will last—and so that whatever you ask in my name the Father will give you. This is my command: Love each other.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you all!! You are so very blessed!
Sarah

sooz2 said...

May your family have a blessed Thanksgiving. It is so heartwarming to see and feel the love and giving - the real meaning for the day!! Love you guys. Mrs. L (aka Mama L)

Lori Martin said...

Wow - that is beautiful. How nice. I cried. I love, love seeing love poured out into action. It's just such a blessing!

Thanks for the bible verse. I'll post one too, if you don't mind.

HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO THE MARTIN 5!

Matthew 25:34-40
(34) “Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world. (35) For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, (36) I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’

(37) “Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? (38) When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? (39) When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’

(40) “The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’