Meditation

Happy Thanksgiving 11/25/2021

Know that the Lord is God. It is he who made us, and we are his; we his people, the sheep of his pasture. Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name.” (Psalm 100:3-4)

Compassionate ministry to the hungry should include even enemies. Such compassionate care may cause them to repent and change their ways. Christians do not set up qualifications people must meet to deserve our ministry. We find people in need and show them Christ’s love through our response to their immediate needs.

PRAYER FOR THE DAY:

Precious Abba, today is Thanksgiving and we ought to pause long enough before we begin eating and watching football, to take a moment to Thank our Heavenly Father for all that He has done for us in the past, today, and into the future. We should also Thank Him for the loved ones we lost on this earth over the past year and honor them along with our relationship with God. Let our worship then flow out of grateful hearts. This we pray. Amen

THOUGHT OF THE DAY:

Trust say Jesus can! Faith says Jesus will!”

KNOWING GOD:

But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.” (1st Corinthians 15:57)

Of the innumerable blessings God gives, the greatest of all is our victory over death through Christ. That blessing deserves the greatest gratitude.

I AM:

They forbid people to marry and order hem to abstain from certain foods, which God created to be received with thanksgiving by those who believe and who know the truth.” (1st Timothy 4:3)

False teachers trouble the church with false rules. God’s rules are good for us and bring joy and thanksgiving into our lives. A key to determining if an action is right is its ability to make us praise and thank God.

SECOND THOUGHT OF THE DAY:

But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.” (1st Corinthians 15:57)

Christians rejoice because God has provided victory over death through Christ’s resurrection. The greatest blessing was his willingness to lay on the cross and take our sins on for us. Though He was without sin, He experienced our sins and did so because He was being obedient to God. He prayed in Gethsemane that “Not my will but Thy will be done.” This he was grilled by Pilate and Herod, beaten and whipped, had a crown of thorns pushed into His skull and crucified on a cross, all for us. As predicted, three days later He arose from His grace and ascended into heaven, all to prove final victory over Satan, for He had defeated death as well and laid the final stones on our path to eternal life. This message is usually preached at Easter, but now at Thanksgiving it is appropriate as well, to pause and sing alleluia, alleluia, our King has Arisen!

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