Wednesday, November 21, 2012

A Thought on Thanksgiving 2012

“Offer to God thanksgiving, and pay your vows to the Most High.  Call upon Me in the day of trouble; I will deliver you, and you shall glorify Me.”  Psalm 50:14-15

Thanksgiving has in too many cases become little more than a family gathering with pie-eating contests (I used to be a serious contender for the crown!).  Often we take our blessings for granted to the point that when something bad happens, we forget how well off we truly are.  Even in this time set aside to give thanks and count blessings, there are many among us who will spend this holiday alone for the first time.  There are many around the world for whom giving thanks is nothing more than a “church” message with no real meaning.  All things considered, we are very well off.

The promises of Scripture are sure, but we must always remember that our Lord’s ways are far beyond our own.  His “deliverance” may likely look nothing like what we have in mind but if we will give Him serious time in devotion, He will help us to understand; and we will surely “glorify” our Lord!

Look after one another.  Pray for one another.  Remember those who are hungry during this time and, for pity’s sake, take a Beano!  HA!


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