Rev. Dr. Chuck Moffett
“A Different Perspective On Thanksgiving”
In his book, The Transforming Friendship, British theologian and pastor Leslie Weatherhead offers this perspective which has transformed my life over the years:
“Has God given you a friend to whom you can turn; who will minister to you without weakening you; who will accept you when you are embittered with all the stress and strain of life … can that friend hush your fevered spirit; laugh with you; rejoice in your success without making you vain; go down with you into the deep places of failure without making you morbid; receive you when you have made an utter fool of yourself; listen to your hot, foolish, resentful words, guide your feet into the way of peace? Then on to your knees, every night of your life, in humble gratitude that God is near you – so near you. You think you have only a loyal friend….
….“Hush, I Pray You!
What If This Friend Happens To Be God?!”
Thanksgiving = a time to give gratitude to God for those who have blessed us … and a time to give thanks for the times when we have been blessed to be that special friend to someone else. Hush, I pray, you, what if those were the times when you were God’s presence to someone else?!