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And that brings me to my second point. In her videos, Katie talks about the sheer poverty of Uganda. It is a war torn country strongly affected by disease. Most of the children are orphans, and they are all malnourished. Today, we celebrate the holiday of Thanksgiving. However, I wonder if we forget what it's really about. I look at these videos and it breaks my heart that while everyone here will be feasting and wasting, kids and adults everywhere are starving. Do we even care? God has blessed us beyond measure! We don't deserve it at all. Not a single person is "good" or worthy. If it weren't for God's grace, we could be one of those families in Uganda. Only by God's grace are we in warm homes with big families and lots of food today. ONLY by God's grace. So I guess my point for this is just to BE thankful. don't just ACT thankful. Remember what you have, even if you think you have little. Choose to show God how grateful you are-not just this 1 day, but all 365 days.
I once heard a quote that said "What if you woke up this morning having only what you thanked God for yesterday?" hmmm... food for thought.
and BTW, here is one of Katie's videos. also look up "Katie Davis speaks" parts 1 & 2.