A Happy Thanksgiving to Everyone!
This is a weekend of thanksgiving because of what we celebrate this week and because as we end the liturgical year we celebrate the feast of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe. Notice that: King of the Universe! Not king of Heaven and earth, but the King of Everything!
How many times do you look at your life and think you have total control of what is happening? It happens more than we realize. We necessarily plan for the future; sometimes, we plan for many decades away. That’s not a bad thing. But ultimately are we in control of what may be happening even tomorrow? Of course not, but we sure think we are so many times!
Maybe a way to look at the future is this: Here is my plan (whatever it is), God willing. If God wills it, your plans may very well come to fruition. But if God wills differently, it is that lack of control that we must consider and understand that Jesus is truly the King of the Universe! God’s plans are not always our plans, as I’m sure many of you understand.
It is my sincere privilege to serve everyone here at Prince of Peace and I consider it to be one of the great blessings in my life. I hope you can take time to thank God for the blessings you have in your life, even if it seems the struggles outweigh the blessings. We are all blessed by God in some way. So take the time as you gather with others to thank God this week!
- Deacon Jeff