The story goes that after the pilgrims had “formally” instituted Thanksgiving they would begin their yearly feast with a plate filled only with five small kernels of corn. And before eating, one at a time, they would stand and share five blessings from the previous year that they were thankful for – one for each kernel of corn. Perhaps you’ve heard the story. Maybe it’s true, maybe it’s not. But the point rings true, loud and clear. So here’s my five kernels of corn from this past year.
- I’m thankful for the times of brokenness so that I can learn to rely on my Father to sustain me; instead of my own insignificant power and abilities.
- I’m so thankful that I am free from worry about this life. And that all I have to do is the best I can do to walk in the light and abide always and only in Him.
- I’m thankful for a deeper understanding of God’s grace and Mercy and the deeper relationship I now have with Him because of that understanding.
- I’m so thankful to be the Daddy for five terrific kids. They are a source of unending and self-less love that continuously renews my spirit and brings me peace and joy.
- I’m forever thankful for a wife who is my companion in this life and the next. I’m thankful that she loves God more than she loves me and that her greatest desires are not for the happiness of her family, but the salvation of our souls.
Well, those are my kernels. What do yours say?
Have a Happy and Blessed Turkey Day!
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