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Sharing is Caring

Posted: Thursday, November 26

Pastor Shawn Follis // Youth Pastor

Pastor Shawn Follis // Youth Pastor

One Year Bible Reading Guide:

Daniel 2:24-3:30
1 Peter 4:7-5:14
Psalm 119:81-96
Proverbs 28:15-16 

 

Verse of the day:

Cheerfully share your home with those who need a meal or a place to stay. (1 Peter 4:9)


Many of us will sit down today to tables filled with some of our favorite foods. Thanksgiving tables all over are filled with good eats and tasty treats. For many of us, those sights and smells are the most anticipated moments of the holidays.

 

 

I remember my first Thanksgiving alone. I could not afford to go back home for the break from college and I had to work. Being a college student did not afford me the opportunity to have the holiday weekend off. I thought I was okay with the thought of missing out. I would see my family in a few weeks for the Christmas break and the Cowboys would always be there for me. (Leon Lett made that Thanksgiving a day to forget!). One of my friends at college also had to stay over the break. However, his family traveled up to a nearby town to spend Thanksgiving with both of their sons. I was so thankful that his family invited me and several other friends to come and eat lunch with them. At their cost, at a restaurant on Thanksgiving, they shared their family, food and finances. They did not have to, but they did.

 

 

Sharing always involves risk. Sharing always cost us something. Who are you sharing your table with today? Who is sharing with you? We are in a world in turmoil as we look at refugees with no country to call home. I am not willing to enter into the political debate today, but I will simply say that I am so glad on the day I had no family and no one to celebrate with, someone was willing to share.

 

 

Do you know someone that could be alone this holiday? Is there someone you could set a place for at the table? Don’t forget to share your blessings today, and every day. Happy Thanksgiving.