The Scriptures tell us “in everything give thanks” (1 Thessalonians 5:18). Therefore, a believer’s life is to be characterized by an attitude of thanksgiving. Yet it is still a good thing when we have a day set aside to render thanks and show appreciation. Thanksgiving is a day set aside to do precisely that.
What have you got to be thankful for? I’m sure each of us could come up with a list filled with various items for which we’re truly grateful and thankful for the way in which God met a need, brought health back, some money arrived unexpectedly…but you get the idea. I’m hopeful that we’ll each have a moment or two on Thursday to let others know the items we’re thankful about!
There’s an old song which says, “Count Your Blessings,” name them one-by-one…count your many blessings see what God has done. When I think about BVC in the past year, I’m thankful for each of you. I’m thankful for the new families who have joined us. I’ve thankful for all the work done in the name of Jesus (whether it be the Community Family Festival, Bible studies, personal witnessing), the memorable worship services we’ve experienced, the continued progress of the House Renovation (getting by the Planning Commission and now before the Building Commission), the restored health of those who were ill.
I’m thankful for the lives that touched ours before they went to be with Jesus. We miss them but know they are in the loving arms of the Savior they loved. I’m glad we have the Scriptures to read and acknowledge that Jesus Himself has gone to prepare a place for each of us and that He comes and receives us to Himself (John 14). You too?
This coming Sunday, December 1, will be ALL CHRISTMAS CAROLS! You won’t want to miss a moment of the service so I’m encouraging each of you reading this to make sure you’re here by 10:30 a.m. It’s going to be a great service!
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving on Thursday — see each of you on Sunday!!