In spite of sadness
In spite of things that haven’t gone right.
In spite of an empty chair at the table tomorrow
In spite of medical questions with very few answers.
In spite of differences that seem to be much more visible
In spite of the hostility that much of this world shows towards the church
In spite of friends who are struggling.
In spite of misplaced priorities by so many in so many parts of the church,
Because God is God
Because God is here. And God is good.
Because God is bigger, bigger than everything.
Because even though the church is not perfect, the church desires to be used by God.
Because God has given us another day to be.
Because there is someone out there who needs to see God through you
Because no matter how much has gone wrong or has gone different from the way you wanted, we all have something to be thankful for.
You don’t have to be happy to be thankful…….