“But thanks be unto God for His unspeakable gift” (2 Corinthians 9:15).
You may remember from the last several days that Joyce had shared from her heart with Jannelle her daughter. Jannelle sought out her mom’s counsel on how to help her family become more thankful and considerate of others. Fast forward that to several months later when Joyce’s son-in-law Lance put his arm around his mother-in-law and said, “Mom, I want you to know that when Jannelle told me what you two had talked about, at first I thought to myself, “Nah, my kids are fine. It is just the age in which we live. You don’t know it, Mom, but then the day came when I heard Shawn and Marcee laughing because they had seen you reading your Bible. I was struck. Had my kids really gotten so far from the Lord that they were actually laughing at their grandmother for reading her Bible? It was a huge wakeup call, and I knew that you were right all along. I am sorry that we are without Dad, but I want you to know that we love having you live with us. I am especially thankful for the spiritual impact you have in my own life as well as the lives of my family. We are much more thankful than ever for the Lord’s unspeakable gift. Thanks, Mom. I love you.” So, how is the spiritual climate in your home? At this time of the year, it is especially wonderful to break through the world’s maddening push to spend and get more as we especially remember His unspeakable gift.
For today: Thank You, Lord. You are the best of any gift that could be given or received.