Longview church of Christ
1401 Eden Dr. 
Longview, TX 75605-4104

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Message from Scripture: 11/26/2020

Our message from Scripture today is 1 Thess. 5:18; “Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you." 

Today is Thanksgiving day, usually considered a family day, celebrated with good food, and times of remembrance. The very mention of Thanksgiving conjures up memories of food and fellowship. Hopefully, though, we haven’t lost sight of what Thanksgiving is all about — “giving thanks.” Even with all the problems we have endured this year, in this country, we are still blessed far more than any other nation on earth. We should pause and reflect on these blessings, thanking God the Father, from whom these blessings come.

We should also remember the greatest blessing of all is in Christ. Peter reminds us, “Though you have not seen him, you love him. Though you do not now see him, you believe in him and rejoice with joy that is inexpressible and filled with glory, obtaining the outcome of your faith, the salvation of your souls” (1 Pet. 1:8-9). Not only this, but God through Christ has blessed us with every spiritual blessing (Eph. 1:3). Of all people, we are truly blessed, both physically and spiritually.

Take some time to reflect on the riches we enjoy from a loving heavenly Father today. No matter what happens to us, we can make every day a “thanksgiving” day, seen in the words we speak, the lives we live. No matter what, the promise of God still stands for those who live for Him. “And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose (Rom. 8:28). 

Life brings all kinds of experiences to us, some good and some bad, but God has the best waiting for us, and in that, we can always give thanks. Again, Paul reminds us, “Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you” (1 Thess. 5:18). Have a great Thanksgiving day. God bless.