HAPPY THANKSGIVING DAY
From: Christian Post, Max Lucado:
“Thanksgiving is nearly upon us, a season to stop and give thanks. Just the word lifts the spirit. To say thanks is to celebrate a gift. Something. Anything. To say thanks is to cross the tracks from have-not to have-much, from the excluded to the recruited. Thanks proclaims, “I’m not disadvantaged, disabled, victimized, scandalized, forgotten, or ignored. I am blessed.” Gratitude is a dialysis of sorts. It flushes the self-pity out of our systems.
In Scripture the idea of giving thanks is not a suggestion or recommendation; it is a command. It carries the same weight as “love your neighbor” and “give to the poor.” More than a hundred times, either by imperative or example, the Bible commands us to be thankful. If quantity implies gravity, God takes thanksgiving very seriously…”
Click on the blue headline link above to read Max Lucado’s complete devotional.
To our readers,
My wife and I are grateful for Jesus who paid our debt and tore the curtain from top to bottom giving us access to Himself
My wife and I are grateful for God’s Word, the Bible, that never ceases to amaze us
My wife and I are grateful for family, good health, friends, and blessings too numerous to count
My wife and I are grateful to be able to spend Thanksgiving with our son and his wife in the mid-west after not seeing them for 6 months
My wife and I are grateful for you – our day starts with a 7 AM post and searching news headlines that point to God’s unfolding plan
May God richly bless each of you