Five Bites of Thanksgiving (Nov. 23)

2020 may be one of the toughest years we have had since 2001.  There are challenges and concerns about life and not just financial.  Many hoped for an end to the death of the plague, yet it continues.  Some of our oldest family and friends see the plague as a way of escaping a life that has become too much of a burden.  Some of our younger folks simply are tired of trying to make sense of this world.  In all cases for all people hope is in short supply.

Yet God is a wellspring of hope, a river of life, that will never run dry.  The means to direct this life-giving water of hope into our lives is in giving thanks.  Beyond this life and this world God has given believers many reasons for thanksgiving.  So as the grass withers and fades so does this world and nothing lasts forever except the Word of God. 

So, let’s take time and savor the bounty God has set before us in a five-course meal of thanksgiving this week. 

For the appetizer consider these words from 2 Peter 1:3-5

His divine power has granted to us all things that pertain to life and godliness…” (2 Peter 1:3a, ESV)

God’s divine unlimited power has been given to all who will believe.  In that power God will transform our lives to let us be born again to a new and living hope.  God will not just give us life but he will grow us and walk with us to make us into the image of our Savior to be godly before Him.

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