Inspired by a wavy, blustery Lake Michigan, Bill reminds us of the gifts God has given us.

Thankful after Thanksgiving

Hi friends, my name is Bill Evertsberg and I’m one of the ministers at Kenilworth Union Church, and this rambunctious animal is Doogie, my assistant minister.

I’m recording this on December 1. I walked the dog to the end of Kenilworth Avenue from church this morning, and it was so beautiful out here. These waves, this storm, sort of the aftermath to that Nor’easter that was supposed to dump about five inches of snow in Indiana on Sunday night, and so I came back here this afternoon so that I could share it with you.

It’s so beautiful here. We’re about a quarter mile from Kenilworth Union Church and you have this vista to lighten up our lives. In my church in Greenwich, I had a view of Long Island Sound from a little library we had for the church. Really beautiful, looking right down Greenwich Avenue, to Long Island Sound. And when I announced that I was leaving that church to take a call at a church outside of Chicago, a friend of mine asked “why would you leave a church where you have a view of Long Island Sound from your library?”

And I said, “Well, I have a view of Lake Michigan from my church, Kenilworth Union Church.”

Of course that isn’t exactly true, because what I have to do is I have to walk on to the middle of Kenilworth Avenue where I can see Lake Michigan, about a quarter of a mile from the church. That’s not bad.

We’re so fortunate to live a quarter mile from one of God’s greatest natural gifts to this globe. So in this recording, I’d like you to join me and thank God, so soon after Thanksgiving, for sitting us down in this corner of the world.

God bless you and merry Christmas.