“But thanks be unto God for His unspeakable gift” (2 Corinthians 9:15).
“Mom” Jannelle, with great stress in her voice, said, “I absolutely hate what is happening in my family. I don’t know when it started, but Lance and I have allowed our home to become a place of unhappiness, and it seems to be more obvious than ever as we are approaching Christmas. My kids, without being asked, presented us a list of Christmas presents. Shawn had forty-seven things, and Marcee has sixty-one. I don’t even know what some of these things are.” It had been long obvious to Jannelle’s mom that her daughter and son-in-law were losing sight of teaching their children to be grateful and others-centered. Now the fruit of carelessness and selfishness was very, very obvious. Let’s pick up their conversation tomorrow. For this moment, let’s take inventory of our own lives and the spiritual climate of our home. Are we others-mind and thankful for the Lord’s blessings? Are we especially thankful for the gift of God to us?
For today: Oh dear Lord, please help us to be much more thankful for You. What an amazing gift You are to us.