Friday, 10 October 2014
Giving Thanks Always
This weekend a lot of people are looking forward to an extra day off from work and some harvest-time feasting. It is Thanksgiving according to the calendar. Sadly, many don't value even this government-sanctioned day because they are viewing it as only that, or even worse, a day to endure strained family relations. Many others are just too busy to stop and even gather together.
It's ironic that the affluence in the society can manifest such indifference to the source of its abundance. The LORD warned His people when they entered the Promised Land to be careful not to forget Him in the face of abundance and blessing (Deuteronomy 6:10-15).
We who are in Christ and in this blessed land have more than double reason to be thankful, because of our material provision, but also for "every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ" (Ephesians 1:3)!
As we gather this Thanksgiving Sunday, we will be joining together in accordance with the admonition from Paul, to be "giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ..." (Ephesians 5:20).
Come out and give thanks!!