November is the perfect time to remember how very good our God is. Regardless of the journeys we have traveled or challenges we have faced during 2011, this month we are getting back to the basics and we invite all of you friends to do the same! All month long Gaither.com will be featuring stories from grateful members of the Homecoming family. Each week you will hear from eyewitnesses to the power of a grateful heart, and kicking off this November emphasis is a letter from Bill (below) to express his thanks to all of you out there who have been so incredibly supportive over the years!
If you are going through a time of frustration, disappointment, fear or uncertainty, this is your chance to set your sites on the One who eagerly invites us to cast ALL our cares on Him. He cares. He loves. He forgives. He heals. He changes our outlook. And oh how He loves to experience our gratitude – for His benefit and ours!
We can’t wait to hear about all you are grateful for. We hope you will use the Comments area below to express your gratitude to the Father as well!
A Season of Gratitude Part I – A letter of thanks from Bill Gaither
During this month of gratitude, I wanted to write a “thank you” to all of you who have come to our concerts, cheered on our artists, interacted with us here at Gaither.com and brought our music into your home. Gloria and I do not take lightly the fact that you have made this music a part of your life. We receive so many incredible letters from you about how you are growing spiritually and experiencing grace, and nothing thrills us more!
In the beginning, we would sing to small rooms at local churches and community events, and we were grateful for every single person filling a seat. But the truth is, now we are even more grateful for each of you because you’ve heard every song, time and time again in many cases, and you’re STILL here!
At this stage of our lives, we want you to know how very thankful we are for you. We are thankful that you have looked beyond our imperfections, you’ve been gracious about necessary changes that come with growth, you keep coming out and supporting our live events and your letters continue to encourage us to keep creating and making music that honors our Creator.
So thank you, thank you, thank you!