|Let the redeemed of the Lord say this...|
WHAT HAPPENED TO THANKSGIVING?
A better question might be what has happened to us Giving Thanks, period. Not just to God for His bountiful blessings, but just saying thank you in general! When someone holds the door for you as you enter a building, Thank you! The bag boy at the store puts your groceries in the shopping cart and sometimes even pushes it to the parking lot, Thank you! At a crowded gas station, a customer motions you to a newly freed up pump, Thank you! And how rare is it to hear a child say Thank you, for any gift or kindness extended to them...too many parents have ripped the page on Common courtesy, right out of the Parenting book!
A few days ago, my pastor shared his vision and our church's theme for 2016, Back to The Basics, and I am so excited! I think everyone should start by stop complaining and just start being grateful! With so much going on in the world today surely we can feel it! But this bit of encouragement is so important for those of us who name Christ as our Savior. We've GOT to exhibit an Attitude of Gratitude. THE WORLD NEEDS OUR WITNESS! (Matt. 5:13-17)
Psalms 107:1-2 from Eugene Peters, Message translations says this:
Oh, thank God- He's so good!
His love never runs out.
All of you set free by God, tell the world!
Tell how He freed you from oppression,
Then rounded you up from all over the place,
from the four winds, from the seven seas.