A Garden of Thanksgiving

This past Sunday our worship leader, Connie, focused our attention on developing hearts of gratitude.  We are instructed in Scripture to “give thanks always”.  As we came into the church building that day we were each given a plastic spoon with a blank sticky note on it.  Connie encouraged us to write things that we are thankful for and as we came up for communion to plant our gift of thanks into one of the pots of dirt provided.  The result was 76 “plants of thanksgiving” and a whopping total of 606 specific items of thankfulness!!!!  What an awesome gift of worship we were able to offer up to God that day.  My encouragement, don’t let it stop here.  Every day and in every situation we have the opportunity to plant another gift of thanksgiving.