Regardless how rich or poor, sick or healthy you are, regardless of where you live, regardless your age, race or sex, you surely have something to thank God for.

In November 1621, the American holiday we now know as Thanksgiving began with an unprecedented cornucopia of food and fellowship marked by genuine . . . thanksgiving. And for good reason. About 102 Pilgrims had endured a 66-day voyage from England across the Atlantic to Massachusetts aboard the Mayflower the year before. They were guided by a God-given appetite for unhindered religious freedom. Roughly half the Pilgrims had died of disease and malnutrition by the time the survivors sat down for the meal to give thanksgiving with Native Americans. The gathering was more than unlikely. It was a genuine miracle – a miracle that Americans would benefit to remember on Thanksgiving this year and beyond. – Charles Schwab

Today in America, the spirit of thankfulness and the awareness of God’s miraculous provisions that surround us are too often overshadowed by political distractions or partisan protests. May I encourage you this Thanksgiving to return your attention to the God Who made you. Count your blessings. Pay attention to the presence and provision of the God of grace in your life. If you do this, you will certainly quickly become aware of the manifold blessings of God in your life.

“Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good! His faithful love endures forever. Has the LORD redeemed you? Then speak out! Tell others he has saved you from your enemies. For he has gathered the exiles from many lands, from east and west, from north and south. Some wandered in the desert, lost and homeless. Hungry and thirsty, they nearly died. “LORD, help!” they cried in their trouble, and he rescued them from their distress. He led them straight to safety, to a city where they could live. Let them praise the LORD for his great love and for all his wonderful deeds to them. For he satisfies the thirsty and fills the hungry with good things.” Psalms 107:1-9, NLT.

“For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life. God did not send his Son into the world to condemn it, but to save it.” John 3:16, 17, NLT.

“Thanks be to God for His indescribable gift!” 2 Corinthians 9:15

Pastor Mike