I sincerely hope that this Thanksgiving weekend, and its invitation to us all to pause and be thankful, is a blessing to you. This morning I will be preaching about being thankful as act of trust. Believing that God is the giver of good gifts - not only when we can see them and enjoy them in comfort, but also in those more challenging times of life when it isn't as easy to notice.
Today I am grateful for rain after so many dry days. For the kindness of strangers. For left-overs brought home after dinner with my family. For the beauty of fall in Ontario.
What are you thankful for today?
I am also profoundly grateful to be part of a church community that is filled with people who care deeply about our world and about each other. So thank you - for being you, for your care and for your hope, even when it is a real challenge to hold onto that. It matters and it makes a difference.
May your thanksgiving, wherever it may find you, bring you gratitude that brings healing and hope - for you and for our world.
With peace & gratitude,