Wednesday, November 21, 2007


My "brood" is preparing to travel to West Virginia for the Thanksgiving holiday. It will be a great time to relax and visit with family and friends. Of course we will eat and watch football.

I am hoping we will take time to reflect on the blessings of this life as well as the wonderful grace we have experienced in Christ. We are thankful that God has so graciously provided for us, both materially and spiritually. Let's be honest, we deserve very little and by and large we are not as thankful as we ought to be, in proportion to the amount of our blessings. So, it is right to set aside time to express our thankfulness to our all compassionate God.

Here's a question: Can atheists and agnostics really celebrate Thanksgiving? I'm sure there will be many, who deny the existence of God, that will gather around a table tomorrow. To whom will they direct their thanks? Will they thank themselves for providing all they have? Will they thank "Mother Nature?" They have a real challenge there don't they?

We have a God who has provided so many blessings. For this we ought to express our thankfulness to Him. By the way, one day a year is not nearly enough.

"Every good thing given and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shifting shadow." James 1:17

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