This Thanksgiving, what things cause you to be thankful – that are somewhat unique and personal?
I am thankful for many things, but there are some that stand out – specifically because they are mine and mine alone. They are shared, perhaps, in general with some others, but not all have been blessed in quite the same way.
1) My father’s example of pure Christ-like service and love. I have written about it previously on my own blog, so I won’t repeat it here, but I had the unique privilege of seeing a man truly set aside his own life for the woman he loved, and I will be thankful always for that example.
2) My second son was blessed as a baby, with no evidence that he would need such a blessing, to be able to endure all the physical trials that his life would bring him. 18 years later, after extensive allergies, speech articulation issues requiring focused speech therapy, a burst appendix and a failed pancreas (leading to Type 1, juvenile diabetes), I am thankful for that blessing he received as a baby. Truly God knows us and our futures better than we can fathom.
There are more, but I will leave this thread open to you now. What unique blessings have you received – and, as mentioned in KC Kern’s post about obedience and thankfulness, have you returned and given thanks to the one (whoever that is) who provided the blessing?