5.2.2024 Thankful Thursday

Refreshing & Kindling

Thankful Thursday basks in another gorgeous morning. The air fills with a delightful coolness while the sun shimmers through the clear blue skies brightening everything it touches. The early morning finds the birds chirping their songs to awaken the world to the beauty that is happening all around.

These gifts and delights while seemingly small help form the bedrock of blessings sitting in front of us each and every day waiting for us to notice. Do we still hold close the childlike wonder at the awesomeness of the nature surrounding us? And includes us?

You possess a unique combination of gifts and talents with your perspective to share. You are loved. And your connection with those around you is important and needed. You are a beautiful blessing to the world around you.

Thank God for the breathes you’ve taken today and for the beautifully imperfect way He created you to be. If you feel as if your life is a mess, allow God’s timing to work on you. Because in Him, He adds our age to our mess and it becomes our message.

In sharing our message with others, we create connection and freedom from aloneness and isolation. These too are blessings that refresh our souls and kindle the flames in our hearts. And when we experience them, like the birds of the air, may we sing praises to our Lord and Savior.


Thankful Thursday 5-2-2024 Experience Opportunities:

All are invited to Worship both online and in person. Worship services occur at 8:00 am, 9:15 am, & 10:30 am. (*8:00 & 10:30 AM worship services are livestreamed on our YouTube channel: @GravelHillUMC. Subscribe & click the bell to be notified when streaming starts.) Christian Education occurs at 9:10 am. To learn more about online worship, click here. Or want to revisit a message that really spoke to you? Check out our Sunday Sermons.

Want to be part of a prayer group? We come together in a collective effort to support and lift up others. You do this during your time with God knowing others are also lifting these prayers to God. Join our Facebook group: Gravel Hill Prayers. It is a closed group to be mindful of the private and sensitive requests made. And it’s purpose: for you to be a prayer warrior both interceding where others are asking for assistance in prayer and requesting prayers for situations that need lifting. To join, please send an email to Katie.