“To be grateful is to recognize the love of God in everything.”
– Thomas Merton
For those who find themselves at work, hosting tables for others to gather,
May you have strength that comes from the talent and gifts God has given you.
For those who travel to find those they love,
May angels surround you and keep you safe, bringing you home to us again.
For those who face the day with the burden of illness,
May today you know his yoke is easy and his burden is light.
For those who look in the mirror and wonder how they will manage today or tomorrow,
May you look at your reflection and see God staring back, loving and carrying you.
For those who have empty chairs at their tables this year,
May you find peace and be overwhelmed with the presence of those you miss.
For strangers, friends and family who may gather at our tables,
May they find grace to be who they are and feel at home being near us.
And as we gather at tables of thanks – no matter the size, company or space,
May we find blessing in laughter and joy,
Strength in silence and listening,
Grace in sharing and receiving,
Love in serving and connecting.
For those who give thanks today for all of the blessings in this life,
May we recognize the love of God in everything and everyone,
And may we hear the whisper of God in our hearts,
“All of this abundance you thank me for?
Receive it as my way of saying to you … YES….AND….”
We are grateful for each of you and the opportunity to be servants of all of our St. Luke’s family. We hope you’ll join us Sunday as we begin our Advent season at God’s Intersection of hope, love, joy and peace found in the gift of God’s Ultimate YES in Jesus.
– Happy Thanksgiving from your St. Luke’s staff and our families!