Thanksgiving

There is a lot of talk in the blogshpere about Thanksgiving. I know this is due to our American friends celebrating a Thanksgiving holiday, something we don’t do as such here in the land of Oz. In reading about Paul’s letter to the Colossians today I was reminded that thanksgiving should be our remedy to every whisper of discontent that comes our way.


Colossians 2:6–7.  “Therefore, as you received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in him, rooted and built up in him and established in the faith, just as you were taught, abounding in thanksgiving.”


John Knight reflects on this idea further. Thanksgiving is essential to the Christian life because it’s an expression, whether in thought, word, or deed, of our satisfaction in who God is and what he has done for us in Jesus (Colossians 2:9–10Ephesians 5:1–2). It’s essential because it flows from the understanding that the Lord’s steadfast love endures forever and that his faithfulness is to all generations (Psalm 100:5).


I am thankful today for so many many things. But most of all that He has dealt with me, my sin and I know His love that endures. Do you?

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