The Thanksgiving holiday will soon be upon us, and millions of Americans will come together around dinner tables and eat plenty of food. The intent of the holiday, nevertheless, was to take an opportunity to give thanks for all the blessings which we have received.
It is important that we be thankful people; as Americans, all of us have blessings that billions of people for thousands of years have desired. Freedom, opportunity, relative wealth– we too often take it all for granted.
In the end, we must truly be thankful to God who is the Source of all our blessings (cf. Hosea 2:8, Galatians 1:4). God gave us His Son that we may have eternal life in His name (1 John 5:11). The gift is open for all, including you, and we would encourage you to be thankful to God and to accept His gift. You can then live a life of thankfulness, constantly thanking God for all of His manifold blessings toward us, and understand what it means to have a truly contented life. In Christ Jesus, we can learn to do well whether in much or in little, for Christ will supply us (Philippians 4:11-13). Let us be thankful people!