A lot has happened this past year, and we are thankful to God for it.
Specifically we are thankful to God for his:
Goodness and Grace in the times of trouble
Strength which overflowed in our weakness
Provision in our need
Protection in the midst of danger
His Word full of hope and encouragement as we were in the valleys
Gift of Life which only he can give and he can sustain
Gift of Family and Friends to listen and help
Given opportunities to grow
Given opportunities to share his glory
Each of these good gifts have pointed us to the Gift Giver (Jas 1:17).
This prayer is being answered in our lives this year: “May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit” (Rom 15:13).