As we gather round our tables this Thanksgiving holiday, whether with family, friends or just ourselves, may we pause with grateful hearts and give thanks to our God. Our lists of “what” we are thankful for may vary, but I am sure much would be in common. In (Deut. 8:10) Moses said to the Israelites, “When thou hast eaten and art full, then thou shalt bless the Lord thy God for the good land which he hath given thee.” This was given to remind them (and us) not to forget God when our needs and wants are satisfied. Take time to run the Scriptures in your Bible concordance for the words, “Thankfulness, Thanksgiving” and let them minister to your soul. They instruct us to praise the Lord, to rejoice in the Lord, and to be thankful in and to the Lord.
Personally, I have much to be thankful for. I am thankful to the Lord for my salvation, my ministry, our church family, my wife and family (yes, that grandbaby Lucy), health, shelter, food, the land we live it, the struggles and sacrifices of so many that allows us this freedom we enjoy…space does not permit me to continue, but my list is long. Be assured, I will bow with a grateful, thankful heart at our table.
May the Lord bless your gathering and continue to answer your prayers and meet your needs is my prayer for you. But don’t forget… “In everything give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you” (1 Thess. 5:18). HAPPY THANKSGIVING EVERYONE!