Monday, November 8, 2010

Thanksgiving Season

I heard a story about a nine-year-old boy who was asked to give the prayer for his family’s Thanksgiving meal. As everyone bowed their heads, the young boy began to pray, “Thank you, God, for Grandma, Grandpa, Mom, Dad, Uncle Fred, Aunt Judy...” continuing until he had named everyone at the table. Then he began to give thanks for the food, “Thank you for the turkey, for the dressing, for the potatoes, for the pickle relish, for the ice tea....” For a moment the boy paused. Everyone squirmed wondering if he had forgotten to end his prayer. After an awkward moment of silence, the boy concluded, “And thank you for whatever is under that foil. Amen.”

We often thank God for what we can see, but we need to thank him for the unseen blessings as well. God is at work in our lives, even when we are unaware of it. Remember to thank God this week for whatever is under that foil.

Romans 11:33 (NIV)
Oh, the depth of the riches of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable his judgments, and his paths beyond tracing out!

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