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.
“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.