We may not take time to reflect on God’s many gifts, especially at this busy time of the year with the demands of Christmas preparations.
I encourage you to think about how you are blessed this Advent season. When you’re stuck in rush hour traffic, instead of snarling at the slow-moving cars around you, consider what a blessing it is that you own a car, have the money to maintain it and live in a place with paved roads.
Are the kids home from school, being loud, when you need quiet to work? Take a deep breath and remember what a blessing children are.
Retired and feeling idle? You have been blessed with time and talent, and you can share those to be a blessing to others. Volunteer locally, and revel in your time to be free and enjoy God’s world.
This message is adapted from “Washed in the Bounteous Waters” written by Deborah McConomy-Wallace in the December 2004 issue of Lutheran Woman Today, now Gather magazine. Today is the second Sunday of Advent.
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