Happy Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving perspectives for us to consider.

From the Harvest team to you, happy Thanksgiving. During this season there is often a lot of celebration and joy. Yet, for some there is much more on their mind. It’s not always easy to put on a face and be thankful or cheery. We just wanted to take a moment to share a few perspectives that might encourage you.

Thanksgiving is not always easy.

Thanksgiving… It’s far more than a day we take off to fill up on Turkey and hang out with friends and family.  It is a day that we all hit the pause button to say, “Thank You.” We live in one of the most amazingly blessed countries in the world, and we have a long list of things that we should be thankful for. Yet, we all know that not everyone in the world is experiencing that “I’m Blessed Feeling.” In fact, right here in the U.S.
  • 4 million children will go to bed hungry tonight
  • Many are struggling to make ends meet
  • For many others–the holidays can be an extremely challenging time of year.
As part of our Harvest Family we wanted to encourage you to be mindful of those around us this holiday season that are in need and those that are struggling. Maybe you yourself are struggling with the challenges that life often brings our way and you find yourself this Thanksgiving in the middle of a life storm. The reality is we all certainly know others that are struggling with storms even far greater than ours. I want to encourage you to go take a fresh look at Mark 4:35 -41. You might remember that it’s the story of “Jesus Calming the Storm.” A few thoughts that jumped out at me when I was reading this:
  • Jesus knew the storm was coming and led His disciples into the storm
  • The storm is all part of His plan
  • I am powerless to calm the storm
  • The Storm needs His power
  • Jesus wasn’t worried about the storm
  • He can calm the worst of storms in my life
So this Thanksgiving let’s all look for ways to be Thankful for the storm and to try to encourage others that are struggling. Once again, we at Harvest want to say, Thank You for continuing to entrust us with the resources God has given to you to steward. None of us at Harvest take our role in serving you lightly. We try to pray for each of you regularly. Please let us know if there are any ways we can pray for you. Feel free to share your prayer request with us in the message box below. Thank you for taking time to watch the video and read this post. May God Bless you during this season!

Mark 4:35-41

35 On that day, when evening had come, he said to them, “Let us go across to the other side.” 36 And leaving the crowd, they took him with them in the boat, just as he was. And other boats were with him. 37 And a great windstorm arose, and the waves were breaking into the boat, so that the boat was already filling. 38 But he was in the stern, asleep on the cushion. And they woke him and said to him, “Teacher, do you not care that we are perishing?” 39 And he awoke and rebuked the wind and said to the sea, “Peace! Be still!” And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm. 40 He said to them, “Why are you so afraid? Have you still no faith?” 41 And they were filled with great fear and said to one another, “Who then is this, that even the wind and the sea obey him?”

Reach Out To Us

Send us a prayer request, or just give us your thoughts.

General Prayer Requests and Post Thoughts Form
All prayer requests are handled carefully, kept internally, and are not shared with our partners.
Share This