I made it to my home town late Tuesday afternoon. Waiting at my parents house were my only living grandparent and my two sisters and their families. It didn't take long for my kids to got past their shyness and start playing with their cousins. And of course by playing I mean running around like a bunch of kids hyped up on Mt. Dew.
Being around family is a blessing. But, for some it can be a great challenge. For this reason let me remind you to prepare yourself for this Thanksgiving. Be prepared to reflect God's generous love. You may be the only reflection of God's love they see.
You are the salt of the earth. Don't lose your saltiness.
You are the light of the world. Don't hide your light.