Did you read yesterday’s blog by Brother Jerry Valenti? He ended his article with these words:
“One last note as the year 2020 draws to a close. We will likely remember this as a year in which many terrible things happened and all of our lives were upended in various ways. However, don’t allow all of these events which got all of the “press” to overshadow the fact that God was also at work in the past year.
In 2020, souls were called to repentance and baptism, the lame walked, the sick were healed, the unemployed got jobs, people who gathered together to worship the Lord experienced God’s peace and protection, our collective faith grew. And that was just within one small congregation — I’m sure many of you can add to this list of God’s accomplishments in 2020.”
What good things did God do for you in 2020?
What did He accomplish for you?
What can you give Him credit for?
We challenge you to get out a piece of paper and start listing your answers to these questions. Go ahead — do it now! If you can’t, take a quiet moment sometime today to make this list.
At first, this may seem like a passive exercise, but once you get going, the act of remembering will snowball, and as you praise God for what He’s done, with all of those resurrected memories energizing the space around you, we hope that your heart opens and gratitude blooms big and bright.
“In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.” (1 Thes.5:18)
If you want to, please leave a comment below, telling us some of the ways God has blessed you this year.
Yesterday’s article ended this way:
“None of us knows for sure what the year 2021 will bring. But one thing we can always count on is that God is always working — even when others don’t see it.”
We’d like to share with you a recording of the song, “I Don’t Know Who Holds Tomorrow.” Use the player below to listen, and we hope it brings you a blessing as we sit on the cusp of tomorrow.
Note: Vocals by Brother Jonathan Scolaro, Sister Zarella Scolaro, and Sister Cassandra Mosqueda, with Brother Jared Scolaro on the guitar. By way of disclaimer (since talented ones tend to set high standards for themselves) this audio is taken from a Zoom recording of a Sunday service, and these musicians were asked to sing this on the spot without practicing first. (We think it’s great and perfect to share today.)
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When I first came to Church and got married we sang this song at our wedding. I did not realize we could sing other songs. At 47 years, this song means so much more to us then it did then. God has held our hands. Praise God!
I desired to retire early and that became possible through a job layoff due to a merge with a different company. Most people would’ve seen this as a negative but I knew God was in the matter when my last day employed was on my spiritual birthday, June 26th. God is good all the time!