Thursday, November 22, 2012

Thoughts on Thanksgiving

Trite though it may seem during this day, I can't help but feel so incredibly thankful! I wish I could adequately  express to those that have blessed our life how grateful I am.

Today while preparing to host our first Thanksgiving feast, I turned on my Christmas Pandora station and went to cooking/cleaning. We were able to cook 9 meals plus decorate the house for people to come over. We are college students! We receive college aid to help pay for tuition, rent, books and we work to try to pay for things that we want. We are so incredibly poor and yet we were able to eat better than we probably should have been able to. Not only were we able to stuff ourselves, there was plenty of leftovers for us and the two other families that came to dinner. These kinds of things just help me to start to put into perspective how much the Lord can give to us if we but follow Him. Praise God!

As the day went on, I couldn't help but look around our house and notice how much we have because of the generosity of others. Our dishes, cookware, couch, dinner table, and even our new Christmas tree have all been given to us. The wonderful thing is as little as we have, we have been able to give to others. Not liberally, but what a wonderful thing to have not only enough, but more than enough even as a poor college student. 

I just can't get over how good God is. He works through us and others to make us the best people we can be. As we enter the Christmas season and we give and receive gifts, I know that Jesus is the best gift in my life.