“People who wonder whether the glass is half full or half empty miss the point. The glass is refillable.”
I try to be a glass half full kind of gal, but this quote makes me realize maybe I missed the point. John 4:14 says, “But whoever drinks of the water that I will give him will never be thirsty again. The water that I will give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life.” And that promise of water shows me the glass is indeed refillable!
Although we did have to postpone our Sunday Celebration of Gratitude on Fifth Street a couple of weeks ago, I can’t wait to enjoy gathering together as a church to celebrate this Sunday! And, there is a silver lining to the cancellation: not only is the weather supposed to be fabulous, but over 100 more commitment cards have been received since October 12! To everyone who has turned in a card, thank you. And for those of you who have not, I just have to ask, “Why not?”
Everything we have — talent, time, treasure — are gifts from God. That said, I know it’s easy to worry about “having enough” of all of those things. But, our Stewardship Campaign’s focus on gratitude has made me think about all of the things for which I am grateful. And you know what? Thinking about the things I’m grateful for makes it easier for me to let go of that fear of “not enough” and relish that my glass is absolutely not only half full, but refillable!
So I hope you will join me in thinking about how you “see the glass” and think about all of the things you are grateful for. And if you haven’t done so already, I encourage you to show your gratitude by turning in a commitment card to the church.
See you on Fifth Street this Sunday!
Director of Welcoming Ministries