Happy Thanksgiving to everyone today!!
Today is the last post dedicated to being thankful. I hope that you still have some things to be thankful for that you can share in a comment!!
I certainly wish that it was easier to harbor a thankful attitude the whole year round!! But I am really grateful for the opportunity to have an entire holiday season to truly be mindful of our many blessings.
As many of you may know, the first thanksgiving was held as a part of the religious beliefs of the pilgrims. They were days of prayer. .especially to praise God for the success of their first crops.
1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 says
Rejoice always. .Pray continually. .Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus.
Today I'm most thankful for this. .
Without the birth of our Savior Jesus. .we would be a lost people.
I am thankful for his merciful gift of eternal life for those who believe in Him, even when we don't deserve it.
I am thankful that I don't have to be "good enough" because I know that I can NEVER be good enough to go to heaven on my own power!
I am thankful that my children are believers in Him and strive to know Him better.
I am thankful that my husband was a light for me when I had lost my way.
I am so, SOOOO thankful to live in America. .where I can exercise my right to my religious beliefs without fear of fatal persecution.
I am thankful for a Christmas season to share with others. And while Christmas is a sorrowful time for some, I just hope and pray that we can light their way with the Good News!
"But the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary; you have found favor with God. You will conceive and give birth to a son, and you are to call him Jesus. He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give him the throne of his father David, and he will reign over Jacob’s descendants forever; his kingdom will never end.”
Wishing everyone a VERY grateful Thanksgiving filled with blessings and love