I used to say, “I don’t like Hallmark holidays” or maybe I should say the commercialization of them, but I am THANKFUL for many things today and looking forward to family. I don’t really know why AND I’m not going to try and figure it out. Some things probably are better if we don’t understand. A big prayer lately is for MORE renewing of the mind so I’ll just give God the credit!
At one time we too were foolish, disobedient, deceived and enslaved by all kinds of passions and pleasures. We lived in malice and envy, being hated and hating one another. But when the kindness and love of God our Savior appeared, he saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy. He saved us through the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit, whom he poured out on us generously through Jesus Christ our Savior, so that, having been justified by his grace, we might become heirs having the hope of eternal life. This is a trustworthy saying. And I want you to stress these things, so that those who have trusted in God may be careful to devote themselves to doing what is good. These things are excellent and profitable for everyone. Titus 3:3-8
(If you don’t know my previous life…these verses tell a big story for me.)