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Thank God!

Thank God!

Thank God!

Wednesday, October 7th, 2015

Thanksgiving.  The holiday of turkey, cranberry, and getting stuffed – I mean stuffing.  It is also the holiday that faithfully reminds us of our need to be thankful.  I say ‘our need’ because that is the truth.  It is our need to remain thankful, not God’s need.

We have so much to be thankful for, and God has given it all.  Certainly we need to be thankful for it simply because it is our duty.  I think about our thanksgiving table each year.  Aunts and uncles, cousins and friends, all of us take a turn to say something we are thankful for – family, food, what God is doing in our lives, the Blue Jays making the playoffs (Ok, that one is on tap for this thanksgiving!).  It is good to take the time to recognize God for who he is – the giver of everything good, everything worth being thankful for.  God will remain holy, faithful, and eternally joyful without our thanks and gratitude towards Him, though he certainly desires our gratitude.

What’s more, though, is that we ‘need’ to be thankful not simply to give credit where it is due (God), but also because God knows that the more we recognize the giver behind the goods, the more thoroughly satisfied we are and the more we can fully enjoy the good things in our lives.  When we are thankful for what God has given, those gifts have achieved their chief aim – to point us towards our lavish and beautiful saviour, the greatest gift of all.


Ps.  Check out what some Foundation Children have been thankful for:

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