As Thanksgiving fastly approaches we are mindful of the Psalmists admonition: “Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, and into His courts with praise. Be thankful to Him, and bless His name” (Psalm 100:4).
Being grateful is a choice that we readily and ritually express on Thanksgiving Day. But what do we do on the other days of the year when the mood is less festive or the atmosphere is more ordinary? Of course, that is sometimes easier said than done. It’s easy when things are going reasonably well, the bills are paid, we have a roof over our head and our health is good. But when times are hard, we don’t want to give thanks at all. But here is what the Bible says: “Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good, his love endures forever” (Psalm 107:1).
Notice this verse does not say to give thanks to the Lord when you feel good. Rather it says, “Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good.”
This year, I hope Thanksgiving isn’t just a holiday for you. It should become a way of life for every Christian. We serve a wonderful God who sent us the greatest expression of His love (John 3:16). You are cordially invited to join us at New Melle Baptist Church in Sunday worship, as we give thanks to God in the good, in the bad, all the time because He is good. Happy Thanksgiving!