Thanksgiving is a time of joyful celebration, yet also a time of reflection. Thanksgiving causes us to remember and give thanks to God for the many blessings we’ve been given.
In his letter to the church of Philippi, the Apostle Paul encourages us to, “Rejoice in the Lord always”. (Phil 4:4) Now it doesn’t say to rejoice sometimes. It doesn’t say to rejoice only when we eat turkey and pumpkin pie. It says to rejoice always! As Christians, it is possible to be thankful every day of the year, instead of just on the day we gather for a turkey dinner with all the fixings? As God’s children, we’re called to praise Him during the calm seasons in our lives, and during the seasons when the storms are raging. So let’s remember during this Thanksgiving weekend to not only be thankful now but always!
Our family wants to express our thanks first to our Father in heaven for salvation and that we are redeemed, delivered, and that our chains have been broken! We are thankful that we have the Word of God, and the promises of God! We are thankful for our friends, family and all those who have partnered with us in ministry through prayer and or finances. We are thankful that we have shelter and clothing! We are thankful that we have money to pay our bills! We are thankful that God almighty chose us as His beloved children! So what are you thankful for? Remember, life here on earth is only temporary. Similar to the first settlers who established Thanksgiving in the 1620’s, we too are but pilgrims here on this earth. We’re simply passing through, so let’s make the most of this time we have here and rejoice in the Lord always and be thankful!