Post by chaplainksw on Nov 22, 2016 15:21:27 GMT
A meal missed is more valuable than a steak dinner…
A lesson learned has a lasting turn, for the temporary pain provides the lasting gain.
This season let us at least yield for a moment and give thanks for all the blessings of the year. Thanksgiving at its core, whether it be for the physical, financial, mental or spiritual is the result of knowing need.
A friend in need is a friend indeed…
When tragedy hits the last thing on our mind is food. The body turns to its defense mode and our spirit turns to its survival mode…Tears, fasting, and prayer.
From the Holy scripture Nehemiah 1: “Those who survived the exile and are back in the province are in great trouble and disgrace. The wall of Jerusalem is broken down, and its gates have been burned with fire.”
4When I heard these things, I sat down and wept. For some days I mourned and fasted and prayed before the God of heaven.
Though Nehemiah held a place of honor, the cup barer for the King, his concern for his friends and his home town brought him to his knees.
God used him where he was as he was granted great provisions of safe travel and supplies to encourage his brothers in the mission.
Now we often reflect on what we have. The wall was repaired and the gates rebuilt and replaced…but just imagine the blessing of Nehemiah turning to see over 37 families represented spread around the wall, all working for the common cause. One spirit and one purpose… One in Christ
A missed meal, a few tears and much prayer prevails.
1Therefore if you have any encouragement in Christ, if any comfort from His love, if any fellowship with the Spirit, if any affection and compassion, 2then make my joy complete by being of one mind, having the same love, being united in spirit and purpose.
Reflect on those around your table, remember those who have gone on before and give thanks!
Thank you for allowing us to serve.
Be blessed and be a blessing,