I am thankful to God for so many things…primarily that He has loved me so much that He has made provision for my eternity through the gift of His Son and the Grace and truth He introduced into the world. It is beyond possible to thank Him enough.
I also have multitudes of people to thank in this life. If it were not for my late father-in-law, and his generosity life would have been very difficult in some of the early years of our marriage when medical bills threatened to sink our ship. I don’t think we ever asked for his help, he was just tuned-in enough to know when it was needed. I trust he is enjoying his heavenly reward.
Nearly every job I’ve had was the result of someone suggesting, recommending, pulling strings, pulling rank or vouching for me. I can only think of a few times I was hired because I acted totally on my own.
The church has been the source of so many blessings. Lake Highlands church in Dallas was my sponsoring congregation as Brenda and I did mission work in Australia. Aside from their prayers and monetary support, they sent things to us that made our work easier. North Davis church in Arlington literally saved us from being homeless and broke during a very difficult time. Our present church home, University church in Abilene has overflowed with kindness toward us many times.
I don’t ever want to be guilty of forgetting those I cannot embarrass by naming here. Brenda and I have been the recipient of gifts from many people in Australia and here at home. Frequently those gifts have arrived at very critical times. We have enjoyed the hospitality of wonderful Australian and New Zealand saints in our travels. They have fed us, sheltered us and entertained us simply out of their love for Jesus. Truly, God works through His people!
In my meditations I often review, with tears, the kindnesses and mercies of God and His people who have loved us, prayed for us and given to us. I can only say from the depths of my heart, THANK YOU!