Thursday, November 23, 2006

being thankful

It's good to give thanks to the Lord, as we read in the Psalms. In light of his goodness to us expressed in his acts of love and salvation. We're told as those in Jesus, that God's will for us includes, in everything giving thanks. So it's to be a habit in our lives. And we're told to give thanks to God the Father always for all things in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. Knowing, I take it, that God is at work in everything, even the worst of things, and we need to trust him to bring good out of it all.

Thankfulness needs to begin in the heart, though, of course it begins with the Giver and gifts given to us humans. We ought to reflect on them. And I think it's good for us to have one special holiday, marked out for this very reason. This is tradition, and tradition can be good. What will we do today, to express our gratitude to God?

Have a blessed Thanksgiving, everyone!

2 comments:

Allan R. Bevere said...

Ted:

You was well.

Blessings!

Ted Gossard said...

Hope you were able to relax, Allan, and enjoy your family yesterday.