MOSES AND NOAH HAVING AN ARGUMENT
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Remembering to Give Thanks
As I am sitting at my desk knowing that the weather outside is bright and beautiful, I am also aware that the days are getting shorter, the nights cooler, and soon winter will arrive. I am very thankful for these beautiful fall days and how they prepare us for the colder weather to come.
With November comes, not the colder weather, but we all become more acutely aware that Christmas is not far away! November not only prepares us for the colder days ahead, but it also reminds us to prepare our hearts for that time “When God Comes Down,” which happens to be the title of our Advent Study that begins on Wednesday, November 20. God did indeed come down at Christmas, but we also have to prepare our hearts to receive “the Babe of Bethlehem.” I hope that during the hustle and bustle of the next few weeks, all of us will take the opportunity to pause and remember just how much God has blessed each of us as individuals and as a nation.
Even thought we have been racked with issues as a nation regarding budgetary matters; even thought we are still a nation at war; even though we have suffered through summer drought; even in the mist of these and personal issues, God still continues to be with us.
When we sit down at the Thanksgiving Dinner table, remember there are those who do not have enough to eat. When we gather to worship, remember there are those who cannot gather together in public worship for fear of their very lives. When we are “running” from store to store to buy the gifts we plan to give, remember there are those who lack even the basic essentials for living. When we go to bed at night, remember some 800 million call a slum home. When we find ourselves tired, frustrated and maybe a little depressed with what we are facing from work, family, or just life, pause, take a deep breath, and give thanks to God for your blessings and for the gift of His Son, our Lord.
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving with family and friends.
Grace and Peace,
Rodney C. Wallace, Pastor RUMC
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