Well, today is Thanksgiving and the start of the downhill slide towards the hectic holiday season. The end of the year always feels like it is on fast-forward and before you know it we will be celebrating a New Year and wondering where 2008 went.
But despite the hecticness, today is a day to remember all the things we are thankful for, and as children of God there is much to be grateful about. No matter what our personal circumstances are this season, we serve a mighty God who has saved us from the wrath to come through the sacrifice of his Son. We did nothing to deserve this great act of mercy and yet here we stand in the righteousness of Christ.
And despite my concerns over the future of this country, those of us in the United States have it pretty good. Across the world there are Christians being persecuted for their faith. I am thankful for all the blessings that God has given me and the freedom I enjoy in this great country.
There is much to be thankful for this Thanksgiving and every Thanksgiving to come for those of us in Christ!
I leave you with a few verses.
“Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever.”
“Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.”
“Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name.”
1 Thessalonians 5:18
“give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.”
“But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”