Daily Living

Thoughts by Pastor Brad

Giving Thanks

Psalm 118:1 says; “Give thanks to the Lord for He is good!  His faithful love endures forever.”  This Psalm ends in verse 29 the same way it began by saying; “Give thanks to the Lord for He is good!  His faithful love endures forever.”  Thanksgiving is the last holiday in America that has not been tainted by the consumerism.  Christmas and Easter should focus on Jesus but instead the focus is on things that have no lasting value.  I am not opposed to giving gifts, but our society is having a field day in corrupting the purity of these special occasions.  Thanksgiving has been tainted because we can now go Black Friday shopping on Thanksgiving evening.  In fact, if you don’t get to the stores and stand in line by 4:00, the door busters will be gone when they open at 6:00.  I challenge you to soak in a heart of thanks with family, friends, good food, and of course the One whose faithful love endures forever.