Today as we gather together separated by life-saving social distancing, remember that we are forever united more than ever in spirit. Although we face enormous challenges ahead, the opportunities that lies before us are so much bigger.
I know that for some of you today is very difficult. Some of you are grieving the loss of a loved one gone home to be with the Lord coupled with separation anxiety from loved ones stemming from adhering to the CDC social-distancing precautionary guidelines.
Well, I wanted to share a little good news with you by reminding you with God on our side it really doesn’t matter whether we are in isolation, with love ones, or alone we can still experience abundance. Jesus reminds us in John 10:10 that He came to give us live and life more abundant!
Despite the climate we are in and the rocky road ahead of us, God has given us a reason to be thankful. I Chronicles 16:34 says, “The Lord is good and His love endures forever!”
Thankfulness requires diligence and training our hearts to be thankful despite the pain, grief and heartaches does many good things. It gives credit where credit is due. It keeps us from bitterness, arrogance, prolonged grief, discouragement, and depression. It protects us from letting our lives be defined by what we don’t have. It keeps us humble and reminds us of our need for God. Hence, the reason we can enter His gates with THANKSGIVING and His courts with PRAISE!