Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Thanksgiving Day and I Am Thankful

I am thinking about this holiday with my heart tonight. I have been watching a movie about the Christ and his mother, Mary. That leads me to acknowledge that for which I am most thankful: a knowledge of the Gospel of Jesus Chris in its true form. My life has been full of the teachings of Christ since I was a child. My faith in it has become very strong. I am willing to do whatever God would have me do for his gospel and its workings on earth. I say that in great weakness, but am the first to say that God is forgiving, patient, and long-suffering, and will accept my humble offerings.

The second thing that I am most grateful for is the privilege of having Chris as my wife for time and all eternity. This blessing to my life is actually the same as the first thing I have mentioned. The essence of the Gospel is my love for her and all that it has meant and will entail for all eternity. There is nothing more important than the opportunity be a part of sharing the gospel to my family. If His work is to bring to pass the immortality and Eternal life of man, then my humble part in that work is itself eternal in nature. With such a woman by my side as Chris is, and with the Gospel that Jesus has provided, even my own self and my family will go on for ever.

There are lots of other things for which I am thankful, but they all are part of the first two things. May my gratitude never end!

Jim Clark

1 comment:

Papa Doc said...

I'm pretty lucky to be your wife, Jim. I love you.