Happy Thanksgiving!

Dear readers and friends,

On this day of thanksgiving, let us be thankful to God for all that we have, all that we are, and all that He calls us to do. Give thanks for the small things, for they, summed together, make up the greater part of our lives. And for the great things, with which we publicly give testament to His glory and His grace.

Let us be peacemakers on this and every day, as our Lord Jesus has called us to be. Let us honor our guests and our hosts. Let us take a moment to pray, silently or together, to our Father from whom all blessings flow. Let us remember that there are people suffering, soldiers in the field, and nations at war and in strife in the world.

Have a safe, joyful, and happy Thanksgiving Day, my fellow Americans. And I pray that the spirit of the day may spill over to my readers and friends in other lands, rest in your hearts and give you pause to thank our Lord today, too, for the many blessings He bestows.

In Christ,

Psalm 106:1

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Praise the Lord.

Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good;
    his love endures forever.

Psalm 100:4

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Enter his gates with thanksgiving
    and his courts with praise;
    give thanks to him and praise his name.

2 Corinthians 4:15

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15 All this is for your benefit, so that the grace that is reaching more and more people may cause thanksgiving to overflow to the glory of God.