Year-End "Thank You" Notes

Written by Brother Jerry Valenti on Tuesday, December 09, 2014. Posted in Devotional


Since we're in the final month of 2014, I was thinking back over some of the blessings experienced by the brothers and sisters in the Levittown Branch over the past year. In the style of a popular TV show, I'd like to write out some "Thank You" notes to express my appreciation for these blessings.

THANK YOU Lower Bucks Hospital

for putting Sister Jessica and Amy together in the same hospital room.

(Sister Jessica shared the gospel with Amy who began attending church and is now a baptized sister as well.)

THANK YOU Men's Wearhouse

for making suit sleeves sturdy enough to knock over wine glasses.

(If you missed the blog about the spilled wine, see the post from September 16.)

THANK YOU Supervisor at Bread Company

for being so mean to one our brothers that he had to leave a job that made him start work at 4 a.m. and work 18-hour days in a city four hours from his home.

(He has a much better job now.)

THANK YOU Owner of Company in King of Prussia, PA

for going against company policy.

(and extending the period of time that Sister Barb would be paid while she was on leave following cancer surgery.)

THANK YOU Doctor in Bensalem

for not having enough flu shots to take care of Sister Mikie's grandson early in November.

(Instead, his mother brought him for the shot the day after Thanksgiving, and when the doctor saw his mother, he sent HER to the hospital immediately for what turned out to be life-saving surgery).

THANK YOU Doctor in Maryland

for somehow getting your name to Sister Julie in Pennsylvania.

(This doctor knew what had to be done so that Sister Julie was finally able to recover from Lyme's Disease after suffering with it for several years).

Although I addressed these thank-you notes to people or companies, what I'm really expressing is thankfulness to God for intervening in each of the situations described above. God can use anybody to bring about an answered prayer or to accomplish His objectives.

Part of thanking God for His blessings is the ability to look at a situation and find the hand of God in that situation, even if it may appear that the outcome is not what we might have expected. If we look for a reason to thank God, we can usually find one.

"In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you"
(1 Thessalonians 5:18).

Check out this video and watch Brother Jerry read the thank-you notes to his branch.

Try it yourself! Write your own thank-you note in the comments below!

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Comments (2)

  • Natalie Shawver

    Natalie Shawver

    09 December 2014 at 07:53 |
    THANK YOU ex-boyfriend for breaking my heart a few years ago. (The wrong thing fell apart so the right thing (meeting my now husband) could come together!)


  • Teri-Lyn Tunno

    Teri-Lyn Tunno

    10 December 2014 at 22:23 |
    Thank you to the bees that made their nests in small holes in the back of my house. My dad killed them and plugged up all the holes which prevented many other bugs from coming into my house. (I had, had a problem with insects coming into my home and did not know how they were coming in.) AWESOME blog!!! Loved it!! :)


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