Summary: If we are Christians and were not thankful, what kind of a message does that send to all those who dont know the Lord? We should be the happiest people on earth, we have been given so much and been asked to give so little in return.
How Many Did You Say,
Was Coming For Dinner?
This coming Thursday, since 1621, will mark the 390th time, Thanksgiving has been celebrated in this great country.
Tables will be spread with all the favorite recipes of families handed down, for generations all over the land,
Even though were always worried about how many will be eating at our dinner table at any given holiday,
Ive never been to a thanksgiving day dinner that there wasnt enough to go around and then some!
We are truly a blessed people living in a blessed country, no matter what the media may try to tell you!
As a nation, we celebrate this day as one to be thankful, we set everything aside to give thanks for what we have.
Someone once said;
Thanksgiving is an unusual holiday because it combines God & government & society. And it is generally considered acceptable for everyone, regardless of religion, to be thankful on Thanksgiving Day.
And if the truth be told, everyone can find something to be thankful for!
We live in the greatest and richest country on earth, people still flock to America, the land of opportunity!
Even though more things seem to be wrong than right in the world sometimes,
we really should stop more often and thank the good Lord for what we have and stop complaining about what we dont have.
ILL. Two school teachers who hadnt seen each other in several years met at a convention, & they began filling each other in on what had happened in their lives since the last time they had met.
One teacher said, "I got married two years ago." "Oh, thats good," her friend replied.
"Well, no, not really," the first one said. "My husband is twice as old as I am." "Oh, thats bad," her friend replied.
"Well, no, not really," she said, "he is a millionaire several times over." "Oh, thats good," her friend replied.
"Well, no, not really," she said, "hes mean to me, & wont give me any money." "Oh, thats bad," her friend replied.
"Well, no, not really," she said. "He did build us a $400,000 house." "Oh, thats good," her friend replied.
"Well, no, not really," she said. "It burned down last month." "Oh, thats bad," her friend replied.
"Well, no, not really," she said. "He was in it when it burned down."
You see, I told you everyone could find something to be thankful for!
TBS. we should be thankful, no matter what.
1st Thess. 5:16-18 MSG.
16-18. Be cheerful no matter what; pray all the time; thank God no matter what happens. This is the way God wants you who belong to Christ Jesus to live.
23-24. May God himself, the God who makes everything holy and whole, make you holy and whole, put you togetherspirit, soul, and bodyand keep you fit for the coming of our Master, Jesus Christ. The One who called you is completely dependable. If he said it, he'll do it!
God wants us to celebrate thanksgiving all the time and we should,
and the way that we do that, is to make our focus, more about Him and less about us!
If we are Christians and were not thankful, what kind of a message does that send to all those who dont know the Lord?