Thanksgiving is Near!

Bethel,

Thanksgiving is right around the corner!

There are many people in my life that I know who to say ‘thank you’ to. There are many more I don’t. People, groups of people, that have influenced my walk with Christ and I didn’t even know them. They didn’t know me either.

They were men and women with jobs, families, friends, little league, and PTA. Men and women walking through the highs and lows of life – just like all of us. And at the same time, they were men and women who followed Jesus by faith, lived generously when it felt like a sacrifice, and were used by our God in ways they won’t know on this side of eternity.

Jesus addresses them specifically in Matthew 25. “For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me…”

We did? When? We didn’t even know!

I think that is our Savior’s point. They didn’t know. But He did. In fact, He sees everything. Especially what is seen by nobody else.
That is a good summary of life in the church. There are many things we will get to see and celebrate. There are many, many more we won’t get to celebrate fully until we are with Jesus.

But here is something we can celebrate: we are off to a good start in meeting our November need of $320,000 with $101,269 already received! Thank you for following the leading of the Spirit in helping Bethel finish the year in a strong financial position.

The people of Bethel have always excelled at meeting needs. I pray you will consider this need and respond as you always do – with generosity and out of gratitude to God for His goodness and lovingkindness to you and to us as the body of Christ.

By now you know giving electronically is the easiest way to give at Bethel and I’ve included the link for you below. My prayer is that, in this season of giving thanks, you will prayerfully consider this an opportunity to offer your thanks to God. Giving is a privilege and blessing all believers have access to.

With Joy,
Ross