I can’t believe it’s almost Thanksgiving. Time to brine the turkey, pull out your best stuffing recipe and start baking up a storm. This year, Sharon and I are planning on heading down to Calgary to spend some time with family. What are your plans? If you’re planning on coming to The River next Sunday morning, don’t forget that we’re taking a special offering for our Community Assistance Fund. We talked about it in church yesterday, but just in case you weren’t there, think about blessing that fund with some of the resources that God has entrusted to you. It makes a huge difference in the lives of people who are either new to this country, displaced from their homes because of abuse or other problems, or just resource challenged. Over breakfast this morning, Sharon and I discussed how much we’re going to give. After all, it’s Thanksgiving!
Yesterday, I preached in the old age home across the street from us at 2 PM. I had a sermon ready to go, but it just didn’t feel right. So, I decided just to read a bunch of passages in the Bible that are really comforting (and comment on them a bit….you know me). We read Romans 8, Psalm 23, John 21, 1 Corinthians 13 and Revelation 5. I think it really blessed the folks. It also blessed me. I realized once again how much I love God’s Word—the Bible; what it teaches, the perspective it gives on life and the comfort it brings. I really hope you’re finding time to read the Bible on a regular basis. I've come to discover through the years, it’s like an anchor for my soul.
Say, bring a few cans of non-perishable food next Sunday morning, especially if you have kids. I’m going to do a children’s message and it revolves around sharing food. So, it will be that much more impactful for them next Sunday if you involve them in bringing a donation bag.