I f your the one who did all the work, you could be thinking" that was a lot of work and for what" Oh not that it wasn't nice and not that everyone didn't come and have a great time, but when it was all said and done would you say a lot of turkeys got stuffed today. Or would you say it was more about the relationships that were fostered and spirits that were nurtured? That was my plan, but I guess I'll never really know if it was well invested. Well maybe twenty years from now someone will say:" something about that day changed my life. Who knows and then it will all be worth it".
I'm not around my neices and newphews much , but one of them said something about my wanting waltz back into their lives after 5 years and be their friend. That hurt. Yes, I want to be their friends but more importantly, I want to live a life that they will be proud to tell their friends about. A life that speaks volume about Jesus and his love for the lost, about Jesus and His power over sin. I had a guy tell me he wanted me to be his lover and sleep with him, not so long ago. Honestly it was tempting, but I couldn't help but think about my neices and nephews and how that could potentially affect their lives. I told the man that it was out of the question, I have to much to loose and nothing to gain by those actions. The greatest gift of love and friendship I can give to those dear children is to be true (even at 50 ) to my Jesus.
So what are you thankful for this Thanksgiving? Name some things in others lives that you are thankful for.