6.27.2024 Thankful Thursday


Thankful Thursday finds me excitedly awaiting my parents return. I am grateful to have the honor of picking them up from the airport and safely return them home. Of course, big hugs, smiles, and greetings will be shared upon seeing them.

The build up to this point: reading their itinerary to see which places they experience daily, watching the shared photographs of their trip as they have journeyed, and watching their flight status today as they return home all fills my heart with happiness. And I know many stories await my ears. I can already see the twinkle in their eyes and the grins spread across their faces as they prepare to share about the people they met and the experiences they have lived during their trip. So much joy to go around!

It makes me think of Hebrews 11, the Hall of Faith. These giants of the faith have gone before us and as verses 39 and 40 share:

39 These were all commended for their faith, yet none of them received what had been promised, 40 since God had planned something better for us so that only together with us would they be made perfect.

Our minds can not comprehend the homecoming God has planned for us. It will be better than anything our human minds can create. God is GOOD! So while we are on this side of heaven, we may experience a sliver of the goodness like welcoming loved ones home. And one day we will be called home to our Lord and Savior into the fullness of His goodness.

I thank Jesus Christ for the gift of salvation and to be called a child of God. So when my time on earth is through my heavenly homecoming awaits. Praise God!


Thankful Thursday 6-27-2024 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.

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