My life is filled with things and people for which I am thankful.
I am dedicating this week to thankful posts in preparation for Thanksgiving.
You are invited to join me. If you feel like leaving one comment each day for something for which you’re thankful it would be a wonderful thing. No fancy or witty writing is required.
It can be as short or as long as you would like. One word will do. Think of how one comment you leave my spark something in another person.
Since I came up with this idea my comment may be longer than yours. That’s ok. The point is to take a minute or two each day to acknowledge the things, people, places for which you are grateful.
I am thankful for the quilt ministry at my church.
Some of the ladies that attend my church use their talents in a particularly beautiful way. They get together and make quilts for people who are ill. The recipients don’t have to be members of our church-as a matter of fact most of them aren’t.
Here is how it works. If I have a friend that is ill I provide them with a quilt request form. The person or a family member must complete the form with the person’s name and their specific prayer request.
That form is submitted to the quilting ministry and they make a lap quilt for the person. When completed the quilt is placed in the lobby of the church on Sunday morning. A few of the quilters are there with the quilt as well as the information about the person who will be receiving the quilt.
Little threads are sewn into the quilt. People coming into church for Sunday service are asked to stop by the quilt, say a prayer for the recipient and tie a knot on one of the threads.
One of our dear friends received a quilt this past year. He goes to another church but MOMD and I submitted a request for a quilt for him. He took that quilt with him to his chemo treatments and said he felt the power of the prayers.
There is nothing magical about the quilt or the materials.
The blessing is that strangers that he may never meet took the time to make a quilt just for him and people that he may never meet took the time to pray just for him.
I am thankful today for the many many people who walk out their faith by giving, serving and using the talents they’ve been given to make this world a better place.
Can you think of one thing for which you are thankful today? If so, please leave a comment below.