You don’t have to look very far to find a homeless person. Many in such conditions made their own beds with alcohol, drugs and rebellion. But on the same token, there are those who were forced into homelessness though changes that they couldn’t control. So we have to admit becoming homeless can happen to anyone. Because of the uncertainty of life, one should be thankful to have any kind of home, be it ghetto or suburbs (Ephesians 5:20).
I realize there could be problems with the living conditions of some homes and neighborhoods. But such is life and we must find a way to overcome or avoid the hardships. Don’t you know that Jesus had no regular place for a home (Luke 9:57-58). Yet, He was the perfect example of what it means to be thankful (John 17:1-26). Since nothing is promised to be here tomorrow, we need to reflect on how important the current day is and be thankful for the roof over our heads.
In Philadelphia, we had two successful pro boxers giving out turkeys so the poor could have Thanksgiving dinner. The mature boxer whispered to the younger and up and coming boxer. “Be appreciative that you have been blessed to be in the position to give out turkeys and not standing in line to receive one.
Hope to hear from you or see you at the services.