It’s hard to believe that one week ago today I was sitting with a doctor in Pittsburgh learning about the brain radiation surgery I would be having the next day. But here I am… back in Roswell and ready for Thanksgiving!
As you know, last Friday’s radiation surgery went so well that we were able to spend the day on Saturday enjoying some sightseeing around Pittsburgh. We returned home on Sunday and I’ve been going full steam for the rest of the week.
Last night at RPC we had our unofficial kick off to Thanksgiving as we enjoyed Molly’s incredible annual Thanksgiving feast. She and her crew do a fabulous job every week with our meals, but for this one dinner they go above and beyond to make it an extra special evening. I joined many of you in eating more than I should have!
Molly’s dinner is a great reminder to us that this Sunday in worship we’ll have an opportunity to express our thanks and gratitude to the God who blesses us in so many ways. It’s one of my favorite Sundays! (I confess, one of the reasons I love this Sunday is because I love the hymns we sing at Thanksgiving!)
I’ll be wrapping up our three week sermon series on Wonder Women in the Bible by walking us through the story of Rahab from the book of Joshua. It’s an incredible story of how God uses broken people like you… and like me! I’m looking forward to being with you on Sunday to share that story.
Thanksgiving is always a special time, and this year brings special thanks from me. I’m grateful for so many blessings… both seen and unseen… but today I’m especially thankful for the prayers of so many people which have been offered on my behalf. I can assure you of this… through those prayers, Ellie and I have felt the calming presence of God’s strength. It is that strength which has sustained us through the roller coaster days we have experienced. And it is that strength which will continue to sustain us in the days which are to come.
As we head into a time of thanks, please know how grateful I am for each of you. It is through you that I experience the blessings of God. What a special gift you have given me!
May God continue to bless us all!