Tonight my family is going to party! It all starts with a much anticipated killer pizza from our brand new Mellow Mushroom pizzeria. Then, we are going to plug my PC into our TV and spend the evening reliving 2008. I want God to paint a picture of the blessings he gives us, most of which we just walk right by.
For many, many people 2008 has been a difficult year. Many men and women have lost their jobs. All of us have lost net worth. Some struggle with debilitating health issues. Others with alcohol or drugs. And, so many are struggling to make their marriages work. So really, what is there to be thankful for?
The answer is unique for each of us. But for me, even after my heart explodes with joy over the love I have for my two boys, Dylan and Tyler; even after I shake my head in disbelieve that my best friend and wife Theresa picked me and loves me; even after the passion I have for my work; I keep coming back to one overwhelming truth…
…that Jesus loves me enough to reach out his hand and say, “I love you; I want to do life with you; together, we can get through anything. Together, we can see the simplest blessings. Together, we can climb impossible mountains. Together, we can live life with purpose!”
Wherever you find yourself this Thanksgiving holiday, have a party. In the midst of all the stuff life throws at us, take time to celebrate. Take time to consider the blessings that get lost in our difficulties or our busyness. And, maybe, just maybe, in the middle of all of that, we will see a God that says, “with me, all things are possible.”
Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”