Devotions,  Gratitude

Who Are You Thankful for?

“I always thank my God for you because of his grace given you in Christ Jesus.” – 1 Corinthians 1:4, NIV

Jenny and her friend, Marie were outcasts at their high school. They were frequently the target of unkind rumors and mean pranks. They never knew what cruel joke would be played on them next.

But at school, there was a sophomore named Tony. All of the students liked Tony because he was kind to everyone, regardless of their social status. Tony used his influence to discourage bullying of other students.

Jenny and Marie noticed whenever they were around Tony that they weren’t treated poorly. He became a safe place where the girls knew they could hang out without fear or rejection.

Years later, Jenny heard that Tony had been in a car accident. She remembered how kind he’d been in high school and wrote him a note thanking him for what he’d done for her and her friend.

Take a moment and think about all of the people in your life—your siblings, your friends, your co-workers, your boss, your mentor, your small group or church. All of these people make up your unique community.

Who are you thankful that God brought into your life? Write a note letting them know how much they mean to you and how thankful you are for their influence.

God, thank you for bringing [name] into my life. I ask that You show me how I can do something kind for them this week.

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