“Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.”
Thanksgiving Day is the perfect time to unwrap a little present of gratitude.
This Thanksgiving I am grateful for new friends and old friends.
Here I am in Bangkok for the second time in
one month—surrounded by dearold friends from my home in Virginia,
Kim and John Quinley, and new friends, from
all over the world. If anyone had told me even six months ago that I would
be ministering in Thailand (two times in a month),
I might have laughed out loud,
much like Sarah did when the angel told her she was going to have a baby,
in herold age (Genesis 21). But, God, in His infinite
sense of timing, has seen fit to open new doors,
push me way out of my comfort zone, and introduce me to
incredible new people,many of whom Inow call “friend.”
Yes, I will miss being with my family and
sitting around our Thanksgiving table,
sharing that one thing I am most grateful for this year,
but today I will focus on the present.
And the present, right now, is here in Bangkok.
Meeting new people, ministering the gospel of grace
in a country that is 95% Buddhist, 4%Muslin and 1% Christian and
learning from wise old friends.
Will you join me in unwrapping the gift of gratitude today?
Happy Thanksgiving! Happy ThanksLiving!