RELIGION ROUNDTABLE

I haven’t got room to list them all

This is a very difficult question to answer because of the limited space and the long list of things that I am thankful for this and every year.

First, I am thankful for the love of God that has been displayed in the person and work of Jesus Christ. The eternal life that I am blessed with is only by his glorious grace and mercy.

Second, I am thankful for my wife of almost 20 years, Aimee Weathers, and our five children.

Third, I am thankful for Grace Fellowship.

Fourth, I am thankful for a community where I can serve and live with great friends.

Fifth, I am thankful for my health and the ability to enjoy a very active lifestyle.

Sixth, I am thankful to live in the United States of America.

Seventh, I am thankful for good books.

Eighth, I am thankful for … this list could continue into the thousands because God has been abundantly gracious in our lives.

We are easily tempted to focus only on the division, strife and suffering that surrounds us each and every day, but I encourage all of you to take the time during the Thanksgiving season to reflect over all the many blessings that we have, both big and small. Our God is so good and is worthy of our praise!

— Carlton Weathers, Grace Fellowship, Anniston

For God’s witness, and for my family

First and foremost, I am thankful for my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. I’m grateful I can talk with my Heavenly Father through prayer — and receive answers from my Heavenly Father, through the still, small voice of the Holy Ghost, and from the Scriptures as I read and study them.

I’m thankful for the Lord’s holy prophets. They wrote the books of scripture found in the Old and New Testaments of the Bible. The prophet Lehi lived at Jerusalem during the time of Jeremiah and heard his prophetic warnings of the coming destruction of Jerusalem.

Lehi prayed to the Lord about Jeremiah’s warnings. He gained a testimony of the coming destruction of Jerusalem. The Lord warned Lehi to take his family and their scriptures and get out of Jerusalem.

The Lord guided Lehi and his family through the wilderness and across the ocean to the American continent. The Lord’s prophets on the American continent bore testimony of Jesus Christ and of His future birth on the earth as our Lord and Savior. I’m thankful they wrote the books of scripture known today as the Book of Mormon.

As Thanksgiving and Christmas approach, I am very thankful for this second witness that Jesus is the son of God and our loving Savior.

There are many things in this world I’m thankful for, the greatest being my family, past, present and future. They are the love, joy and happiness of my life.

— Wallace Price, Anniston Ward, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints