Thursday, November 28, 2013

A Thankful Heart

Doesn't this picture above look scrumptious? That is what I call one beautiful Thanksgiving spread! Today though I am not thinking about that spread. My mind goes back to the young woman who lost her husband three months before she gave birth to her third daughter. SHe is now all alone, no family to help her find food. NO church program or government program to help fill her belly or her children's bellies.

I am thinking about the Haitians that have to spend their days going through garbage to find something, anything to sell to buy some food. There are no fast food jobs to get in Haiti. No minimum wage jobs to apply for. I think of the children who won't be going to school anytime soon because their parents can't afford to send them.

I am thinking about Christians in Iran or other countries who run for their lives or sit in prisons for their faith. As Americans we are not just blessed but spoiled rotten. We have so much "stuff" it is crazy! Give thanks, absolutely but then do something about it.

Go make the day better by helping one person. Can you donate money to feed the poor? Can you partner with a midwife, or a pastor or a doctor to a third world country to serve those living somewhere where freedom is not free?

What about a neighbor who is all alone? Make a difference in the life of just one person. For that I will be tickled pink and God will smile down on you for serving the least of these.

Happy Thanksgiving

Be the kind of woman that when your feet hit the ground each morning Satan says, "Oh crud, she's up".

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