Thankful for cardboard boxes

19th November, 2012 - Posted by Claire Larsen - No Comments

Thanksgiving is coming — a time to think about what I’m thankful for. Well, I’m thankful for cardboard boxes. Sound silly! Well,  let me explain. I’m thankful for cardboard boxes because I work in the CURE International warehouse, packing, unpacking, and repacking boxes. Of course, that’s not all I do, but it can be a big part of any given day. I love my job because it’s a relatively low stress job that is interesting, challenging, and ministry-related. Every day I’m aware that children around the world are receiving life-changing surgeries, and I’m part a of that opportunity by the medical supplies I buy and the boxes I pack.

But, bigger than that, I’m thankful for this job because every day I am reminded how faithful God is to me. Most mornings I wake up feeling more tired than when I went to bed. I ache all over, and the last thing I want to do is get out of bed and go to work. While still in bed I pray, “Please, Lord, give me the strength and grace I need for today.”  And, because God is faithful, the day goes well.

Each day I think of the day before. God was faithful yesterday. He’ll be faithful today.  God is my Heavenly Father, and He gives me all I need.

As you think about what you are thankful for, think about an attribute of God that has been particularly meaningful for you. I invite you to add a comment to this blog entry with your testimony of how God has helped you this year.

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