“I thank my God every time I remember you. In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy because of your partnership in the gospel … ” Philippians 1:3-5
Today, as Thanksgiving nears, I give thanks for you, dear reader.
It has been a blessing getting to know you through the comments you’ve left here at Getting Down With Jesus, and especially through the stories you’ve told on your own blogs of your families, your hopes, your struggles. Some of you are friends from my pre-blogging life, but I am equally blessed to have made some new friends here at Getting Down With Jesus over the last few months.
I am new to the world of blogging — having just started in July — and I am in awe of how people so willingly take off their masks and get real with one another through their blogs.
It can feel risky, making oneself so vulnerable. That was the whole point of my blog in the first place — to “get down” to Truth and get real with Jesus. I have spent much of my life trying to keep the most vulnerable parts hidden. And frankly, I still do plenty of that. Thank you, reader, for showing me how this is done, for giving me encouragement even when I fall short and for being authentic even when it feels scary.
I’ve been inspired, challenged, and strengthened in my faith because of God working through you. This blogging thing we do truly is a “partnership in the gospel,” the spreading of the Good News through a device that spans the globe — the World Wide Web.
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving. While you’re here — just for fun — take a moment to vote in the Thanksgiving Day poll in the left-hand margin.