As Thanksgiving approaches, it’s common for Christians to reflect on all the things they are thankful for. As I sit at my keyboard we are two days away from the big day and I can’t help but be thankful for all the blessings God gives me. I’m thankful that I have so much to be thankful for. Is that redundant? I don’t think so; I think it’s an acknowledgement that God is such a bountiful blesser.
Not a day goes by when I can say “there’s nothing to celebrate. There’s nothing to praise. There’s nothing to be thankful for.” On the contrary, we can be thankful for the many opportunities He gives us to be thankful.
Think of all the people who don’t have God in their lives, who will sit around a turkey on Thursday and draw a blank when it’s time to think about something—anything—to say “thanks” for on “Thanks”giving. Not me; I will struggle with which thing to offer thanks for, because He has given me so many.
Be thankful you can be thankful!