27 Nov Heart to Heart with God: Day 177_True Thanksgiving
by Michael Bluemling Jr.
183 Days of Reflection Towards God’s Love and Acceptance
~June 4, 2014-December 3, 2014
Day 177- Richmond, Virginia: True Thanksgiving
The idea of Thanksgiving began a long time ago before the settlers stepped foot in America. It began with the breaking of bread and the sharing of wine at Jesus’s Last Supper, for the feast of Passover. This monumental occasion marked the moment where Judas was confronted in a group setting for the actions he would take in betraying Jesus, without Jesus actually uttering his name. In addition, Peter was identified specifically as the one Apostle who would deny Jesus three times before the rooster crowed.
How do we respond when we know that someone whom we love will leave us in the near future, as Jesus was telling his Disciples before He was crucified on the Cross-on Calvary, for only speaking the true Gospel of our Lord and Savior? Do we celebrate their lives and the gift of life that they have shared with us or do we pray for more time for the people that matter the most to us? Life is precious and as we celebrate the gift of life and thanksgiving we understand how fragile the lives we lead really are. There are no do overs in life and we can never take back the words we speak, positive or negative. So we should be cognitive of the hurt and pain we can cause others, if we are not spiritual in our delivery.
“Hope Faith and Love will always set us free in the eyes of God”.
So on this special occasion as we gather together, we should allow the Lord’s presence to engulf everyone around the world through us. Jesus will come again one day and the number one question is, “Will we be prepared”, as death comes like a thief in the night. We have many blessings to be thankful for and every day is precious in the grand concept of life. As we sit around the dinner table looking at the faces around us, we should ensure that we make lasting memories with everyone that we can touch for a better life with Jesus Christ, on Earth and in Heaven above. Amen.
Reflection Day #177
Three takeaways towards your journey with God: