Today was the harvest services in our church. Our choir was beautiful as ever. It was funny as this evening afterwards somebody commented to me about the choir being brought in for the services, I was so proud to say “no, they aren't brought in for the occasion, that is our choir and they are here every Sunday.” We shared supper after our evening service, a few of us brought in a loaf of sandwiches each and tray bakes, there was more than enough food to go round.
The message was very simple today and that was to be thankful. We have food on our table and a roof over our heads, we have a lot to be thankful for even though our country has suffered badly in the downturn. We live in a society where we always want more, more, more. I make no excuses, I do it too. I do dream about the latest iPad model or fancy a new car, I look at things for my home and I want them all. We all do it, it is all material possessions in our lives. Every day on TV, adverts showing us how we need latest model of this and that. Anyways, I guess that's all fine and dandy but for a few minutes today we all sat down together and prayed for people who are less fortunate than ourselves, people who are suffering in other parts of the world, people devastated by war and deprivation etc. So next time you wish you had a new phone or some fresh decor in your house just pause. Enjoy your moment, go out and buy your new whatever it is, but remember how lucky you are and how we are totally blessed to lead the lives we do.