神爱世人,甚至将他的独生子赐给他们,叫一切信他的,
不至灭亡,反得永生。(约3:16).

双语灵修丨葛培理布道团:感谢神的恩典​​(2019.11.22)

作者: 葛培理布道团 来源:基督时报蒙允转载2019年11月22日 12:04

称谢耶和华!歌颂你至高者的名。诗篇92:1

It is good to give thanks to the LORD.Psalm 92:1

1620年,先辈们在普利茅斯港口登陆时,可能从来没有想到过美利坚的今时今日的辉煌。在第一年的漫长的冬天,给去逝者建造的坟墓的数目,是给生还者建造的房子的七倍之多。从英格兰带来的种子,根本不发芽长作物。原本是带来食物和救济物资的船,什么也没有带来,却带来35个更多的人需要救济。他们只能学习通过捕鱼、狩猎维生,偶尔还有一些英式餐点,以及印第安人的玉米。但是,他们依然乐观、感恩地活着。

William Brewster(搭乘五月花而来的牧师)在只有一些文蛤和清水的晚餐上,还祷告感谢上帝赐给的在海里的和在陆地上的丰丰富富的预备。按照今天的标准,他们真是一穷二白。但是,他们所拥有的感恩的心,却又是今天的我们所不能比的。

感恩,正是一个基督徒的最重要的品德;而不感恩,则算是最恶意的罪。求上帝开你的眼睛,看看上帝已经给你预备的一切,并特别给你感恩的灵和感恩的心。

这样的感恩,不是只有在每年的感恩节,而是一直拥有。

The Pilgrim Fathers who landed at Plymouth in America 1620 knew nothing of the bountiful prosperity that so many people enjoy today. During that first long winter, seven times as many graves were made for the dead as homes were built for the living. Seed, imported from England, failed to grow, and a ship that was to bring food and relied, brought thirty-five mouths to feed, but not an ounce of provisions. They caught fish, hunted wild fowl, and venison. They had little English meal and some Indian corn.

Yet their lives were marked by a spirit of constant thankfulness. On one occasion William Brewster, rising from a scanty Plymouth dinner of clams and water, gave thanks to God “for the abundance of the sea and the treasures hid in the sand”.

According to today’s standards, they had little; but they possessed a sense of great gratitude. Gratitude is one of  the greatest Christian graces; ingratitude, is one of the most vicious sins. Ask God to open your eyes to all the blessings He has bestowed on you, and to give you a fresh spirit of gratitude-not just at this season of the year, but always.


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