For various reasons, I didn’t do my regularly scheduled post yesterday. I hadn’t thought much of it until, earlier today, I got an email from my sweet friend asking what happened to yesterday’s post. So, for her sake and hers alone (just kidding…), here it is. Better late than never, right? 🙂
All day I’ve been trying to decide what to write, and I’ve finally settled on doing my Thanksgiving post early. Here is something to remember about thankfulness this Thanksgiving.
You may have heard the story of Corrie ten Boom. She was a Christian woman who hid Jews in her home during WWII. She was arrested and imprisoned in concentration camps for years as a result. I have always loved her story. Here is something that I feel pertains particularly to Thanksgiving.
In one concentration camp, Corrie and her sister, Bestie, were imprisoned in a certain barracks that was flea infested. The conditions were horrible, but Betsie insisted that they obey the command to give thanks in all circumstances. They gave thanks for being together, for being alive, for having a Bible.
And they thanked God for the fleas.
As it turned out, that particular barracks was known as the most flea-infested barracks around. Because of that, the guards wouldn’t go near it. This allowed Corrie and Betsie to hold Bible studies with dozens of women, bringing God’s hope even into that dark, dark place.
And why? Because of the fleas.
God knows what He’s doing. When He tells us to give thanks in all circumstances, He’s not kidding—and He knows that we have reasons we’d never imagine to give thanks for all the “fleas” He’s given us.
So as we make our lists of “what we’re thankful for” this Thanksgiving, don’t forget about the fleas. God put those things there for a reason, and who knows? One day, when we look back and see how He used those things for good, we’ll praise God for His goodness in giving us those blessing in disguise.
Happy Thanksgiving! 🙂
Any comments? Do you have any fleas you can thank God for? I really do love to hear from my readers! Share below!