A Grateful Heart

Mark 12: 38-44

Greetings Friends,

It doesn’t seem possible Thanksgiving is almost here.  It’s always been one of my favorite holidays; turkey, family, and football.

The truth is, every day should be Thanksgiving Day.  The question is, “To whom and for what are we grateful?

It never occurred to me when I was young that everybody didn’t wake up Thanksgiving Day morning to the smell of turkey cooking in the oven; that I had so much more to be grateful for than I realized.  I took a lot for granted.  I probably still do…

Sometimes when we’re lacking something we want, when we pray for something we don’t have, if and when we receive it, then we’re really grateful!

This was the situation with Hannah in the Old Testament story of 1 Samuel.  Hannah wanted a child so badly she promised God if she could only have a child, if she would be blessed to have a son, then she’d give her son back to the Lord’s service.

When her prayers were answered, she praised God with a grateful heart in what is called Hannah’s Song.  (1 Samuel 2: 1 – 10)  Her prayer and her prophecy will be our focus Sunday.

Come Sunday and praise God with a grateful heart

Pastor Dennis