Thankful Thursday 1-21-2021

Space

Thankful Thursday calls for space. The decorations of Christmas now sit neatly tucked away. In their absence, blank slates of space pocket our home. These spaces open dreams and imagined thoughts of seeing our home a little differently. Sliding a chair here, turning a rug there, and swapping out pictures occur to make these dreams a reality.

Just as the physical openings of space invited dreams of something new, in the hollows of my heart space lays waiting to be filled. Often times we try to fill it with actions, things, or relationships. But the only relationship that will complete and satisfy that emptiness is a relationship with Jesus Christ.

Grace

It is through Christ that we have a relationship with our heavenly Father. Your personal relationship with Jesus is the key to experiencing grace in those hollow places of your heart. When that grace comes flooding in, the thirst of longing and seeking is quenched with peace that passes understanding and pure joy.

Our Father created you and me (Psalm 139:14). He knows us each intimately (Psalm 149:13). Turning to God takes our heart hollows and makes them grace space where the glory of God shines through. Thank you Lord!

Blessings to you!

Thankful Thursday 1-21-2021 Experience Opportunities:

**This week we will be having communion as part of worship. Please have your bread & juice/water to participate from home.** All are invited to Online Worship. To know more about online worship, click here. Or want to revisit a message that really spoke to you? Check out our Sunday Sermons.

Book Study of The Grace-Full Life with Pastor Dan on Wednesdays from 6:30 – 7:30 pm over Zoom. To join, email the office for the zoom link: office@gravelhillumc.org. Books can be purchased on Amazon and Cokesbury, but are not necessary to participate.

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.

Joyce Lochinger will be starting a women’s Monday evening bible study using the book titled, “Anxious for Nothing,” by Max Lucado on January 25, 6:30pm. It is a 6-week study. Call the church office for the zoom link and purchase a book from Amazon or Walmart.