Happy almost-Thanksgiving! As we prep for smaller meals and quieter gatherings this week, we wanted to take some time to remember that there are still so many reasons to be thankful for God’s grace and care this year. We asked the Christ Chapel family via social media what they are thankful for and below is a list of some of the responses we received. We hope this collection of answers encourages you to make your own list this week.
So thankful God is God and I am not! His ways are higher! -summershinejones
Women in the Word still being able to meet online! I love my group and they have been such an encouragement to me! And it’s so fun to get to study the Word together! -katetokar
Thankful for family and the ability to work from home -indylindi
Time with my hubby as he works from home – covenantbride
Highlight of my year: my great niece who is 7 calling to say she asked Jesus into her heart. And hearing her parents telling us her sincere prayer. -txbirdnerd
For His protection in keeping us healthy & providing all we need every day. “He’s our daily bread.” -labuckner
My precious and healthy family. -marycorinne
My family, our health, new relationships, having jobs we enjoy, that God gave us cool animals to be friends with, lovely weather, rain, the ability to learn new things, good food, joy, the Word, count your many blessings!! -angelakthurman
Actually thankful for the lockdown. It helped reset some priorities and gave hubs and I opportunities to spend time together we wouldn’t have. We got lots of “top down” hours in my convertible in the spring especially, taking drives into the country and exploring back roads outside the metroplex. Enjoyed getting to see neighbors outside, kids flying kites, socially-distanced book and wine clubs, zoom dinners with friends. And so grateful for the creative work of CCBC to keep online worship engaging. -mikesuze
I’m thankful for Jesus! -Steve Pittman
-I’m thankful for so many things! I’m thankful for technology that allows me to communicate for free with my family serving overseas. Thankful for how my son and daughter initiated conversations with me through so much isolation, even in the stress of their own life challenges. I’m thankful for life and that I’m finished with a very long season of health issues and two years of cancer surgeries. I’m especially thankful for Scripture and the truth of the gospel. And I’m also especially thankful for the body of Christ who have shown that the love of the Lord through this year and more! People I don’t know sent me flowers. Friends came and had coffee conversations on my front patio. We encouraged one another in the Lord. I’m thankful for my Linnartz home group and WIW to share fellowship and spurring one another on to overflow Jesus to others. And I’m thankful for two friends and more who will be honest to tell me things that I’m blind to in myself. And I can wrestle with deep questions with them and they aren’t threatened by it and will be honest to steer me biblically. And for Soul Care staff who continue to equip me to serve and glorify the Lord. All of these things are from the Lord. They’re not of my making. He has done this! – Sally Mathews
Family time –Amanda Joy Robbins
-I am thankful for God’s redemptive power. I went through a season of darkness and pain. And yet the Lord pursued me by His love and grace. He restored my soul, gave me hope in Christ and renewed my mind. His grace often comes in severe ways. For me, the year 2020 has been a gift for which I will be forever grateful. -David Hallum
I’m thankful for the community of believers that constantly lift each other up when the other is down. I’m thankful for my fellow teachers and their passion for our students and continuing to make things work during this crazy time. -Leiah Poage
Family, faith, church –Matt Hoaldridge
That God loved me enough to send His son to save me from my sins and offer me eternal life. He died for me and He can have me! -Jeremy Frandsen
Faith, salvation, family, friends and church –Carole DuVall
Happy almost-Thanksgiving, Christ Chapel! We are grateful for each of you and your place in our family.
But this I call to mind, and therefore I have hope: The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies ever come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. “The Lord is my portion,” says my soul, “therefore I will hope in him.” -Lamentation 3:21-24
Watch the 2020 Christmas Cantata with us!
Saturday, Dec. 5 — 5 and 7 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 6 — 9 a.m., 11 a.m. and 5 p.m.