If you made a list of all your blessings, what would you put on the list? You might list people in your family and your good friends, your pet, your neighbors or your home.
On Sunday morning Jim O’Neill will read a passage from Luke. This reading is about the blessings of trusting in God and in others, and not thinking we have control of everything in our lives.
Did you have breakfast or lunch today? Was your house warm? Do you have warm clothes to wear? In the scripture Jim O’Neill will read on Sunday, Jesus has some hard things for us to hear and think about. Jesus looked at his followers and said,
“If you are poor or hungry or sad, God will care for you and will help you to find joy once again. If you are rich and have an easy life, it will not always be like that. There may be trouble ahead. If you have enough to eat, there may be a time when you too are hungry. If you are joyful now, there may be a time when you are sad. Every life has times that are scary, or sad – when you need the love and comfort of God’s blessings, God’s love and God’s caring. – Luke 6
Because we have these things that make our lives easier, Jesus says we have responsibilities. We should be careful to use some of what we have to help others. We could use our money, or our time, our ideas, our energy or our skills to make life better for those who need our help. And we should do it because we care about them. not just because we should. That is not always easy! Most of us work hard to do that, all of our lives. You will too.
This coloring page reminds us that a person who trusts God will be strong, like tree planted by a river.
Some of you created Valentines for friends of our church who needed some love and blessings. Thank you! Each of us is loved by God. We are never alone. God is with us on bad days and on good days. That is our greatest blessing.
With love and thanks for the many blessings you share with others,