Last week we looked at being grateful for what we have this week we are going to thing about who we have. We have to start with our family. The Bible talks a lot about looking back on where we come from and being remembering our heritage. I realize that everyone reading this may not have come from a good family background, but hopefully, you can be thankful that your parents gave you life and there were members of your family that are dear to you. As Christians, we can go back to our Biblical ancestors and be thankful for how they walked with God to be our example.
Not only are we thankful for our family behind us but we are thankful for the family beside us and those that will come after us. Spouses, children, and grandchildren are a part of God’s plan to show us how to have a relationship with him. As we work daily on these relationships, we are to reflect God’s love for us.
Friends are some of our most treasured blessings. I have always been fascinated by how people become friends. Sometimes you see friends that are so much alike that they have the same taste and enjoy the same things. Other times friends are so opposite that they pull out the strengths in each other and fill in the weak gaps.
As the old cliché says, some friends are for a season and some for a lifetime. We have all had people that we were good friends with in school, in a neighborhood we lived or on a job that we thought would last forever but then when that season of our lives was over the friendship also faded. But, we also hopefully have those friends who have lasted for a lifetime. The Beatles said it best when they said: “I get by with a little help from my friends.” Life would be so much harder if it were not for those who walk beside us.
If you are reading this, you are part of my life, and I am very thankful for you. I am so grateful for my writing world and those who take a minute to read what I have written. So if I know you personally or if we’ve only met on the pages of my blog, please know that I am thankful for you.
Take a look around today at the people in your life past and present and spend some time thanking God for them. Let them know that you are grateful for how they enrich your life. Give a hug, write a card, call, text or message them. They are a gift from God.
“I thank my God upon every remembrance of you.” (Philippians 1:3) (KJV)