Jesus' Mercy Changes Me, We and the World

Happy Thanksgiving

Focusing on silver linings and noticing God’s grace is good for our health.  “We’re living through unusual and trying times.  The COVID-19 pandemic has people feeling stressed and frightened.  That’s why it’s perhaps more important than ever to focus on gratitude.  It’s good for your mental and physical health; it can help you relax, and its effect can help you stay well through the pandemic and beyond.” * 

 What are you praising God for as a direct result of the pandemic?  

Scott and I feel extremely blessed, because we can continue working from home; and even though our “home offices” are literally feet apart, we still enjoy and love each other!😊  Plus, this summer when my sons and their families felt “fight or flight”, they took to flight and traveled to Denver.  Thanks to Covid, their stays were extended for several months, and we were able to meet in the park for very special Grandma and Grandpa times.  JOY!!

Here are some, common responses**   Are any of these on your list?

  • Healthy family
  • Job security
  • A safe home
  • Food in the refrigerator
  • Lights and heat
  • Plenty of toilet paper
  • Continuing classes online
  • Time at home with family
  • Video updates from students/co-workers/family
  • Creative problem-solving
  • Serving my community
  • Business is still open
  • No COVID-19 outbreaks near me
  • Catching up on projects at home
  • Online church services (whoop whoop)
  • Having money in savings for this emergency
  • Working remotely
  • Family members who help with kids
  • A healthy nursing home for great-grandparents and grandparents to live
  • Fully functional hospitals
  • Knowledgeable elected officials balancing public health and safety with economic security

Heavenly Fatherthank you for reminders that you are with us every day.  Please be with us during good times and bad.  May we be reminded through our daily struggles and joys that we are not alone. We do all things through You. Amen. 

Jill Maclay

*according to AdventHealth

**according to