Pearson and I moved to Ohio at the beginning of August, three years ago.We got married on July 14th and two weeks later, we moved about 600 miles away from all the family and friends we ever knew. A lot of people told us on social media that they were praying for us during that time of major transition. I've discovered this over the last month thanks to timehop! I lost count of how many but they were all members of the church.
Isn't that cool? God never intended for us to go through life alone (click to tweet). That's why He established the church in the first place. And it's not just our home congregation or the congregation we worship with now who encourage and help us out. It's the church family all over the world.
It's the community that places like Harding University create. It's the thousands of people praying for Harrison Waldron right now. The hashtags alone, #PrayingForTheWaldrons (also on Instagram) and #wakeupHarrison (here on Insta), are so inspirational to see.
It's the fact that no matter where you go, you most likely have connections someone in the church there. I went to Memphis a couple weeks ago for a girls' weekend and we talked to a family who recently placed membership at her congregation and we have so many family and friend connections. I knew basically every name they mentioned, whether I had only heard the name or I personally was close to that person!
Not only is this a small world, but you will also always find people to help you when you need it. They already have that bond with you in Jesus and that's all they need. When Nicholas passed away earlier this year in a tragic accident, the hospital waiting room was filled with strangers. Members of the church in the area were there to comfort the family. There's no questioning. It's just what God's people do.
And there's not much better in this world!
So this month, for Thankful Thursday, I am thankful for the church. For God's family all over the world.
What are you thankful for this month? Be sure to link up below! The link up is open through next Thrusday September 3rd.
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We have so much to be thankful for and a lot of us take that for granted. Lets change that! I bring you the #ThankfulThursdayParty linkup with Charlene @ From Bisons to Buckeyes where we can write about what we are thankful for and link up on the last Thursday of every month. I would love to have you and can't wait to see what you're thankful for in your life!
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