Thanksgiving provides such a wonderful opportunity to seek to touch the lives of those around you with the gospel message, while showing appreciation for them and the things that they do. This year, with the bounty that the Lord has so graciously given to us, we filled the house with the wonderful smells of cookies and cinnamon rolls and printed some tracts talking some about Thanksgiving, thanking people for the ways that they have served and blessed us, and most importantly sharing the gospel message, the most important blessing of all. With a family joined effort, we sent out to 18 government officials the tracts and then packaged up the baked goodies with tracts and took them around town and to where Dad and Tayte are employed. It was a very small attempt to touch the lives of those right around us, those that we have influence with. But God can take the very tiniest of our endeavors and use them for His glory, as I want to share with you.
When Dad got home from work last night, he had an amazing story to share with us from the day. He said that at one of the breaks, they all were called to come and wait at the clock out. One of the owners then came and said he wanted to share something with them that a friend had given him. And he pulled out the card that we had just given him that morning. And read the gospel message to those men that have probably never heard the true gospel, that have probably never been confronted with their sin and their need for a Savior. That one little card touched more people than we would have been able to reach, men that would probably never have read something like that. Men that many of them are hardened by sin. And they were all read the gospel message. It brought me to tears as Dad shared.
For this cause I bow my knees unto the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, Of whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named, That he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man; That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love, May be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height; And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God. Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us, Unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Amen.