See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are. The reason why the world does not know us is that it did not know him. [Beloved, we are God’s children now, and what we will be has not yet appeared; but we know that when he appears we shall be like him, because we shall see him as he is.]
God gave you a gift of 86,400 seconds today. Have you used one to say “thank you?”—William A. Ward
The Pilgrims made seven times more graves than huts. No Americans have been more impoverished than these who, nevertheless, set aside a day of thanksgiving.—H.U. Westermayer
There is no such thing as gratitude unexpressed. If it is unexpressed, it is plain, old-fashioned ingratitude.—Robert Brault
When we were children we were grateful to those who filled our stockings at Christmas time. Why are we not grateful to God for filling our stockings with legs?—G.K. Chesterton
Grateful hearts tend to be generous. This coming weekend commences Bethlehem’s annual Thanksgiving Food Drive, which will collect groceries and other personal items for three food shelves in the Twin Cities. It’s a great project for children to join in. Pick up your empty grocery bag along with instructions at any of our three campuses this weekend, or contact the church office.
Read more (including a list of suggested food items and the food banks we will be supporting).
Pastor Sam Crabtree is Bethlehem's Executive Pastor and Lead Pastor for Life Training.