Do we really have any idea of the good that is happening? There is so much bad stuff today with all the attacks, shootings, robberies, etc. that it is really hard to see any good that is happening. Brethren, we received a monthly report this last week on the work that is taking place in India. Do you have any idea how many people in India were converted to Christ last year (2016)? This report says that one million in India were converted to Christ just last year. I have to tell you, that blew my mind when I read that. Especially with all the attacks taking place against religion as a whole here in the United States. But, we still have people here, right here in the U.S. that are being converted to Christ. We have some right here in our congregation. We also just got this month’s report from the SEARCH program and in it Phil Sanders tells about a man brought to Christ as a direct result of watching SEARCH. And, we know there are many others we are not aware of doing the same. The whole point of this is, we need to understand that, even with all the bad that is happening all around us, God is still here and is still bringing good things about. Satan doesn’t want us to see anything or focus on anything but the bad. But, the proof of the existence of God and His goodness is all around us if we will just look for it.
Brethren, as we approach this national day of Thanksgiving, may it remind us of all we have to be thankful for! May it help us to remember that we need to be thankful, truly grateful, NOT once a year, not once a month but every minute of every day of our lives for all that our God has done for us.
With all of this, Pam and I wish all of you a very happy Thanksgiving Holiday. Pam and I hope to be able to spend the holiday with our family in Shawnee and we hope that all of you will be able to spend time with your families as well.
Until next week, I love you all,