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April 24th, 2008

by Craig Groeschel

My Favorite “Thank Yous!”

I’ll share a few things others have done for my family to say “thank you”:

  • Each year, someone anonymously sends my kids one big Easter basket. They sign it from “the people of” My kids think the whole church is sending them an Easter basket.
  • One family sends me a birthday card every year with a gift card to Sonic. The fact that they remember every year means the world to me.
  • When someone honors Amy, it blesses me deeply. Someone from one of our network churches sent Amy a gift basket with soaps, candles, and other girly things. Amy was so touched. I was eternally grateful.
  • I received an email from a guy in China who found Christ watching our online messages. He called me a distant mentor.
  • One church member had his kids send me a note telling how Jesus had changed their dad. I cried like a baby reading that one.
  • I have one note from a friend that meant so much to me that I keep it hidden in a drawer. On hard days, I pull out his note, read it, regroup, and get back to doing what God called me to do.

I honestly feel like I owe so many a debt of gratitude. I don’t feel worthy of all the expressions of love… but a well-timed “thank you” from someone can lift me for days.

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