Thursday, November 23, 2006

Thanksgiving Day

Brothers and sisters:
Grace to you and peace from God our Father
and the Lord Jesus Christ.

I give thanks to my God always on your account
for the grace of God bestowed on you in Christ Jesus,
that in him you were enriched in every way,
with all discourse and all knowledge,
as the testimony to Christ was confirmed among you,
so that you are not lacking in any spiritual gift
as you wait for the revelation of our Lord Jesus Christ.
He will keep you firm to the end,
irreproachable on the day of our Lord Jesus Christ.
God is faithful,
and by him you were called to fellowship with his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.

1 Corinthians 1:3-9

What a beautiful sentiment Paul gives to the Corinthians. One would think of it as one for us too. But it is so nice that he gave thanks to God on their account and ours too.

Today we celebrate a day of Thanksgiving for our country that was founded on freedom. Freedom to worship a faithful God. He is faithful too. More than we are. We are all fickle except when it comes to something we love. Have we ever noticed how we can not live without a certain food. Or a certain toy, or gadget. A lot of times we are more faithful to time, or to our jobs.

If we can be that faithful to time management, to our jobs, spouses, to our daily rituals. Just think how nice we all would get along with each other when we become faithful to God too. But most of all as Paul speaks of today our thankfulness as well as his for the grace bestowed on us as we are in fellowship with Christ Jesus.

Praise and thanksgiving for a God who loves us and is faithful to us. We should be ever greatful for this beautiful gift of God's Love.

Peace and Blessings to all on this Thanksgiving Day.

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