Scripture: 1 Thessalonians 5:18
We use the phrase “my cup of tea” to say we are pleased with something that seems just right.
I believe the cup of Salvation is rooted in “T” for thanksgiving.
We are told to give thanks not FOR all things, but IN all things.
Many years ago, in a single month, my mother died; I hospitalized my father; and my husband of 16 years left me for another woman.
Thirty years later, in 4 months, my house burned down; my second husband was diagnosed with cancer – all the day before our daughter’s wedding.
I felt like a modern-day Job!
The only thing that kept me going was the sure and certain hope that God was in the midst of it with me.
All I had to do was give thanks for the presence of Jesus walking with me every step of the way.
Hindsight is usually 20/20, and many things have happened since then.
Things that seemed like tragedy turned into triumph, what seemed terrible, turned into good!
My cup of tea had a bitter taste of tragedy but became an overwhelming taste of triumph and thanksgiving!
During the challenges and changes in our lives, we must hold on to our faith.
We must remember the cup of Salvation and saving grace is ours and give thanks.
Prayer: Lord, help me to remember to praise you and give thanks in all things. Amen.
Kathleen Vermillion Price, Williamsburg, VA
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