Greetings dear Mission of Hope friends and may you be blessed today.
It’s here, the most wonderful holiday of the year to me personally, Thanksgiving Day.
Many of you know this about me, .and it has a lot to do with very special childhood memories. The food, the fellowship, and the blessing of our family being together floods my memory each year as Thanksgiving Day comes closer. And I so cherish and am grateful that God touches my heart with these special and precious memories.
This year it’s made even more special for our family with a newlywed daughter & son-in-law. And knowing that our son will be home for Thanksgiving after being overseas last year just makes it that much more exciting and appreciated.
Please take time this Thanksgiving to honor God with a prayer of gratitude for His provisions. Remember those who are ill, grieving, and also less fortunate, and our military service men & women. And just cherish the true specialness of this incredible day and our nation’s heritage.
I am sending below a wonderful poem by Gene Griffin in hopes it will touch your heart. May God bless you and your families with safe travels and warm fellowships with those you love.
Emmette Thompson – Executive Director, Mission of Hope
The Spirit of Thanksgiving
In everything give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.
1 Thessalonians 5:18
May we always focus on the good
And count our blessings as we should.
May all our complaints depart
And thank God with a grateful heart.
Our troubles may be the same,
But we can still praise His good name!
Our load may be hard to bear,
But thank God, the Loadbearer is there.
We will forget to complain
And not mention life’s pain,
If our days are filled with praise,
And we thank God in all our ways.
Don’t think that things are so bad,
And don’t live with a heart so sad.
Countless blessings are ours each day.
Let us thank God when we kneel and pray.