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Thankful Prisoner

Teresa Hargreaves // March 19, 2021

Are you a thankful person?

James Allen said, “No duty is more urgent than giving thanks.”

Robert Brault added, “Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.”

And Douglas Wood said, “The heart that gives thanks is a happy one, for we cannot feel thankful and unhappy at the same time.”

The Bible says, “In everything give things: for this is the will of God…” 1 Thess. 5:18.

But more often than not, we find ourselves complaining about all the things in our lives that we don’t like. What if we were to cultivate a spirit of gratitude? That’s what David, a prisoner has discovered.

Recently, he wrote to us to express his gratitude. “I am so humbled by your gift of six magazines. I was so surprised to find not one, but six magazines in the package! My heart filled with such joy and my eyes filled with tears at your love for me. Whoever is responsible for this, I wrap my arms around them all and thank you again and again. It will take me awhile to read all six but with each one I will pass it on to the other inmates in this dorm. Each magazine is full of hope, love and the Word of God. It is written just for this time we live in now.”

He then quoted from Matthew 25:34-36 – “Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world: For I was an hungred, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in: Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye came unto me (by your magazines).”

Yes, God is using Last Generation magazine and many other ways to brighten the lives of prisoners and to bring His message of truth to them.

Perhaps you would like to share the gift of magazines with a prisoner. Last Generation has a free literature fund which is used to send magazines to people like David who cannot afford to purchase their own copy.

And don’t forget to cultivate a spirit of thankfulness!

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