Thanksgiving Prayer

Friday, November 27, 2009

Today, I asked a student if there's also a Thanksgiving holiday in Japan. She isn't sure but said maybe there isn't. She thinks thanksgiving is something that should be done everyday if not every minute of second.

I received this forwarded message through my mobile phone:

In a science class, the teacher asked her students to give an example of things which are countless.

One student answered:


Another one answered:


The other one answered:


The teacher noticed that everyone was participating except for one. She called his attention and asked the same question.

"What are the things which are countless?"

The student stood up and said,


Have you been counting yours recently?

I thank God everyday for the food on our table, the air that I breathe, the water for my thirst, for my family's good health and protection - and so on.

But the things that I am most thankful for this year are the trials that I went through.

My boyfriend left for Saudi Arabia January of this year and it has been so difficult since. I also lost a significant amount of money a few months ago. Things may have never turned out as I want them to, but I can now clearly see the purpose and rewards of trusting God even in trying circumstances.

My thanksgiving prayer is that you, too trust God even when everything is bleak and sorrowful.

Belated greetings of happy thanksgiving everyone!

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