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Glimpses of Grace for November 20, 2017

A cornucopia reminds us of “bounty”. This season of Thanksgiving is a good time to step back from the hustle and bustle life and reflect upon the blessings that enrich our lives.

Some of us were blessed with loving parents who loved us with no strong strings attached. Others have been touched by a mentor or two, who saw something in us that no one else recognized. They encouraged us and believed in us more than we believed in ourselves. Still others of us have children and even grandchildren who are themselves a blessing.

We live in a land, while not perfect, gives us a freedom that is the envy of the world. In a few days we may share a meal with family and friends, or maybe help feed those who have hit one of life’s rough spots. In any case, we can be thankful.

In his letter to the Thessalonians the apostle encouraged serious Jesus followers “to be thankful in all circumstances (5:18)

Over the next five days I challenge you to write down three different things for which you are thankful. Make it one of the first things you do in the morning. And at the end of each day, write down one thing that went extremely well.

If you take up this challenge I believe that you will see glimpses of Grace that you have never seen before.

Lord God, help me nurture a thankful heart so that I can see You more clearly and be a Glimpse of Grace to others. Amen.

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