By: HOHFC Blogger
Nov 25, 2015
As I sit in the children’s home living room, listening to a house full of excited girls chatting about pumpkin pie and cranberry sauce that we’ll be eating this Thanksgiving, an overwhelming sense of thankfulness warms my heart.
But, don’t get me wrong, over the years, I have not always felt thankful working at a children’s home during Thanksgiving. Unfortunately, my heart is selfish. I find myself complaining about being away from home, away from friends and family, away from my former life.
I miss spending my Thanksgiving Holiday with my family, eating my mom’s pecan pie, playing with my nieces and nephews, and planning our Black Friday shopping trip.
In Philippians 4:11, Paul said he had learned to be content whatever the circumstances. So, house moms and house dads, that gives me and you hope that through the grace and mercy of Jesus Christ, we can be forgiven of our selfish desires and learn to be content serving Him wherever that may be during Thanksgiving.
I am thankful that God’s plan is far better than my own. I am thankful that God allows me the honor of serving Him daily at this children’s home. I am thankful for a Godly husband and two wonderful sons who serve along beside me daily. I am thankful that my friends and family are only a phone call away. I am thankful for new friends in this new town and new opportunities in this new children’s home. I am thankful for blessings that I cannot even see.
When I look into the eyes of these little girls here, I am reminded that we all have the best reason to be thankful this Thanksgiving and every day…. salvation through Jesus Christ!6