Thankful Thursday 12-3-2020
Thankful Thursday spurs on action. Why do I say that? Lifting our praise of thanks generates a responsive action. As we turn the corner from Thanksgiving to Christmas, a natural focus goes from gratitude to gifting. The responsive action of sharing through gifting takes on various forms depending on our love language.
In the book, The 5 Love Languages by Dr. Gary Chapman, he shares the 5 love languages people use to communicate love: words of affirmation, quality time, acts of service, small gifts, and physical touch. We often gift through means of our strongest love language, but the best gift is one that speaks to the love language of the recipient. As noted through the categories, the best gifts we offer others are priceless. They are gifts that require thought of the recipient and time invested in the creation/search for the love language piece that says “This is perfect for _____!”
Time is a gift we each have. Being aware of this blessing, soaking in the gift, and sharing it with those we love creates the priceless treasures we hold dear as memories. As you begin your search for the perfect gift to your loved ones, remember to first lift your loved ones in prayers of praise and gratitude (a wonderful gift!). Then begin your journey through shared memories to find the treasured connection points that speak to their love language. Their perfect gift may look like a hand written letter from you, scheduled coffee time, cleaning and putting away the dishes for them, gathered branches tied with a ribbon, or a shoulder massage.
Enjoy the journey of finding gifts for your loved ones. Memories will rise. Love will well up. Let it overflow through your sharing.
Blessings to you!
Christmas Market 2020 is happening virtually right now! You can support the local beneficiaries with your donations either online (choose the Christmas Market option) or by sending it to Gravel Hill Church (131 Gravel Hill Rd. Palmyra, PA 17078). The final donations will be accepted on December 6th. Can’t wait to see how we all come together!
Given the rise in COVID-19 cases, we will not be offering our 9:15 service as previously mentioned until further notice. Sincere thanks for your understanding!
Thankful Thursday 12-3-2020 Experience Opportunities:
All are invited to Sunday In-Person Worship 8 AM & 10:30 AM (click the time you want to come to sign up) or Online Worship at your chosen time. To know more about these services, click here. Or want to revisit a message that really spoke to you? Check out our Sunday Sermons.
Wednesdays Be In the Light Activities at Gravel Hill: limited activities happening. Contact your leader for news on your group’s gathering. Look for worship services online on our Sunday Sermon page.
On Facebook (Gravel Hill Church) and Twitter (@GravelHill): A Moment To Praise and A Moment To Praise For Kids! find postings from our worship leader, Joyce. She shares a small devotional, scripture, and worship song.