Thursday, November 25, 2004

Give Thanks

Give Thanks

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.

Give thanks.

This Thanksgiving, by all means watch the football games and the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. Just don't get too caught up in all the commercialism. Treasure the people around you, and give thanks to the one who put them in your life. Give thanks for God's bounty that fills your stomach to overflowing. Give thanks that you own a TV so that you can watch the games and the parade after you stuff yourself. You'll find, however, that watching the games and the parade isn't quite as fulfilling as praising the Creator of everything. And don't forget the ones who can't watch the games because they don't have a house, let alone a TV, and whose stomachs are far from full. Satisfaction comes from giving thanks to God and sharing what you have been blessed with.

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