Prayer and Thanksgiving

Thursday, Nov. 27                

Thanksgiving Day—a marvelous and joyous day, a day where families gather to enjoy one another, eat too much, and don’t have to work.  We have much to be thankful for, not the least being that we can still celebrate the goodness of God.  With Christian principles and Biblical truth gradually being eroded away, let us be thankful that we can freely worship God today.  Millions of people do NOT enjoy the above mentioned material blessings, nor can they freely worship God.  Hopefully, you will spend some time thanking God for all the good things He’s done for you and for the material blessings, too.  But please take time to remember those who are suffering, suffering for lack of food, shelter, clothes, those who have no family to be with, those who are experiencing serious health problems or the loss of a loved one, and those who are being persecuted for being a Christian.  And can there be a more appropriate time for thanking God for His mercy and grace in providing eternal salvation?  These temporal things seem so important to us, but it pales in contrast to the eternal benefits.  A few years on earth and an eternity with God.  Forever is a long time.  A turkey dinner is wonderful, but I look forward to the marriage supper of the Lamb.  I’m invited and I plan to be there (Rev. 19:6-9).  My focus will not be on turkey; it will be on the Lamb.

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