“’Honor your father and mother’—which is the first commandment with a promise— ‘so that it may go well with you and that you may enjoy long life on the earth.’”
This week, we’re focusing especially on being thankful for community, for the people in our lives. Today I am giving thanks to God for my parents.
As many of you know, both have my parents have passed away in the last two years. But I am still giving thanks to God for them and will continue to do so as long as I live. I’m thankful, of course, that they raised me and provided for me when I was young. But beyond that, I’m thankful because a whole lot of who I am today flows from how they raised me.
From my parents, I learned the priority of faith, to put serving, following and honoring God first in my life. From my parents, I learned the importance of family. From my parents, I learned about the importance of honoring your spouse. From my parents, I inherited a love of music, as they supported and encouraged my growth as a musician. From my parents, I learned that we are here to serve, as they inculcated a serving outlook in my life from an early age. And there’s so much more!
Thanks be to God for my parents!
What do you give thanks to God for regarding your parents?
What are you thankful for today?
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