Next Week! Yikes!
I don’t know about you, but I just realized today that Thanksgiving is next week. I thought we had at least another two weeks. Wow! I am seriously way behind on everything. This joyous holiday season has snuck up on me, stealthily tapped me on the shoulder, and I yelled ‘Yikes!’ Loudly! If you’re like me, we are not even close to being ready to get started, yet in a week (Yes! You did read that correctly - in a WEEK!) we begin the festivities and celebration of Thanks and Giving. 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 MSG “Be cheerful no matter what; pray all the time; thank God no matter what happens. This is the way God wants you who belong to Christ Jesus to live.” This verse specifically says ‘Thank God no matter what happens’, so instead of complaining, I decided it would be a better choice to get my butt in gear. Joyfully and cheerfully. Yes, there may be a pinch of nervous laughter in there too, but Hallelujah! We are heading into this season with a reason. Make that list and check it twice. Round up the decorations and get all of our supplies out of storage. It’s time to clean up and clear out all of the those projects that are in different places and in varying stages of completion. They can wait, because we are getting ready for a celebration. Jesus Christ is the reason for the season that is upon us, and we are so very, very thankful. Thanks and Giving coming right up!