An Encouraging Encounter


When I consider Thanksgiving, I think about such things as family, fun, football, food, a full belly, and the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. All these things bring fond memories of Thanksgiving over the years.

I would like to ask you to consider Jesus as well. As the Pilgrims considered all they had gone through the previous year, they decided they needed to spend time celebrating and giving thanks to God for His blessings to them.

Don Moen wrote one of my favorite songs, "Give Thanks". The lyrics sum up for me why I should live a thankful life every day. "Give thanks with a grateful heart, Give thanks to the Holy One, Give thanks because He’s given Jesus Christ, His Son. And now let the weak say, ‘I am strong’, let the poor say, ‘I am rich, because of what the Lord has done for us’."

We give thanks to you oh Lord. We give thanks.

That for me is the attitude that Christians should have every single day. If we start each day considering Jesus, how could we not give thanks with a grateful heart.

It is a joy to serve as your Pastor!!