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Thanksgiving Blessings From James L. Davis and Arelis B. Davis, Servant Leaders

2nd Episcopal District AME Church

 

thanksgiving 2022

“Always be joyful. Keep on Praying. Be thankful in all circumstances,

 for this is God’s will for you who belong to Christ Jesus.” 

Thessalonians 5:16-18 (NLT)

Greetings, Second Episcopal District Family!  

During this celebrated season of Thanksgiving, Arelis and I pause to reflect on the many blessings God has given us as a Second Episcopal District church family. Being a family means we are part of something very special and wonderful. How richly blessed to be a part of the family of God! We can exclaim with delight, “O give thanks to the Lord, for He is good; his mercy endures forever.”

At the time of this Message, and as we approach the year-end of 2022, we are still presented with many interesting challenges for all of us, including COVID-19 and its variances, disruptions in your daily work, school, business routines, wearing masks, social distancing, adapting to various forms of social media to communicate in new ways and confronting the appalling social injustice, racism, and trauma that has overwhelmed our nation and world. 

Because of necessary health regulations and restrictions regarding mass gatherings in public places, we’ve had to grieve the loss of numerous family members, church members, and friends who succumbed to Covid-19, and many as a result of complications from other health issues. In so many instances, family members have felt emotionally overwhelmed without being able to memorialize loved ones as we are accustomed to. 

We are still working toward where we hope to be this Thanksgiving Season. Even so, may we never allow anything to get in our way of walking in faith, trusting God in all things, and loving one another.

Nothing beats a thankful heart, and Thanksgiving Day is the perfect occasion to let your heart speak for all the things that are forthcoming from our Creator and Lord. We are thankful for this day because we know He is ultimately the SOLUTION to everything. 

Hence, As the festive dinner is laid with rich aromas, the air is replete; it is only by offering heartfelt thanks to the Lord that the family Thanksgiving celebrations are complete.

As we partake of God’s wonderful blessings, remember to pray for those who are alone, lonely, sick, hungry, homeless, hopeless, helpless, and in need of a compassionate heart on this Thanksgiving Day. Reach out and befriend someone who needs to know that God cares and you are His vessel of hope and compassion. 

Pray for the Church Universal and the AME Church to be a light amid the darkness as we give thanks. Pray that love, joy, and peace will prevail. Let us pray for our nation, other nations, and our beloved children, youth, and young adults in our local churches, communities, and the world. In the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, Let us pray that God’s kingdom comes and His will be done on earth as it is in heaven.

We wish you a cheerful Thanksgiving Day full of joy and happiness. May your heart be filled with gladness and your home be filled with laughter. May the good things of life be yours in abundance on Thanksgiving Day and throughout the coming year.

With Thankful hearts, We remain,

James Levert and Arelis B. Davis

Servant Leaders

 

 
 
 

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