But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through
our Lord Jesus Christ. 1 Corinthians 15:57
Life Question: Why should we be thankful?
For a good share of us tomorrow, we will be gathering around the dinner table
to enjoy a Thanksgiving meal with our families, others of us however, are not
going to be as lucky.
Some are homeless with nowhere to go and no one to love them, some will
sit across from the dinner tables in their homes from a family member who abuses
them praying that they will have the strength one day to get themselves and
their children out of harm's way, some will be in mourning of a loved one who
has past away and are left only with the memories of Thanksgivings of the past
to remember them by.....the list goes on and on.
So as we gather around our tables tomorrow, we need to gather with
hearts, minds and souls of thankfulness for what we have:
*The gift of waking up every morning to greet the day.
*The gift of seeing our loved ones and hearing them laugh and
seeing them smile.
*The gift a warm bed to sleep on and a place of our own in which
to enjoy it.
*The gift of being free to be who we are as individuals and to worship
as we choose.
*Last and most importantly, the gift of knowing that we have an inheritance
waiting for us in God's Kingdom if only we will fall to our knees and accept Him
into our hearts, minds and souls, never forgetting or being shy about sharing our
walk with Him to others who have yet to know His promises.
Thank you for loving us as you do Lord with all our faults, thank you for washing
our sins away with the purity of your blood, thank you for supplying us with all
we need, thank you for being our soft place to fall when we can no longer
stand up underneath our adversities and thank you for breathing your breath
of life into us and giving Your Word as our instruction manual in which to live it!
From all of us who love and follow you Lord Jesus Christ.....HAPPY THANKSGIVING!