I heard this week from someone that gratitude is the key that unlocks the blessing that God wants to give His children. In times of trial and difficulty, it becomes too easy to overlook the simple expression of heartfelt gratitude that needs to be spoken and heard. This is, for the moment, the best vehicle I have for getting that gratitude delivered.
It is absolutely overwhelming for us to experience the blessing and generosity of Fruit Cove Baptist Church. While the greatest gift you have and are giving us is the gift of understanding my need to be away from my duties while Pam is ill, so many other gifts come with that. I am grateful for a staff team and willing to step up and step out in support, prayer, encouragement, and in the fulfilling of extra responsibilities while I am away.
I am grateful time after time for warm and thoughtfully prepared (and delivered) meals each day. Overwhelmingly so, if I am not overusing that word. We have been the recipients of countless gifts of flowers and fruit and gift baskets and gift cards. We have, again, lost count of the greeting cards and thoughtful statements posted though Facebook and text.
But let me circle back again. I am grateful to you… each of you… and to you as a body for giving me the freedom and incredible gift of time with Pam in these hard days. You are an amazing congregation and “I thank my God on every remembrance of you.”
So blessed and privileged to be your pastor. Pam and I love you so very much