Giving Thanks This Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving

Today’s guest post is by Stephen Smith, from the Logos Bible Software marketing team.

Have you ever stopped to consider that Thanksgiving is one of the most profoundly Christian holidays imaginable? We gather together to give thanks. But to whom? The only one we could possibly thank for everything in our lives is a God who personally cares for us and takes responsibility for providing for all our needs.

Last week I asked the Logos Facebook fans what they thought Thanksgiving’s theme verse should be. What struck me was the answers didn’t come from just one section of Scripture. They came from throughout the Bible—the Pentateuch, the Poetical books, the Gospels, and the Epistles. Even the Prophets give us reasons to be thankful:

The steadfast love of the LORD never ceases;
his mercies never come to an end;
they are new every morning;
great is your faithfulness.
(Lam. 3:22-23 ESV)

Our fans helped me realize something amazing: the entire Bible gives us reasons to thank God. He made everything. He offered us salvation. He gives us gifts. He cares about every detail of our lives. He corrects us so we can learn. He established the Church so we can fellowship, grow, and serve. And He left us countless stories and examples of His works throughout history so we can confidently trust Him to bring all things to a just conclusion that glorifies Him!

In short, God has given us in His Word and Himself everything we could possibly need to live and grow (2 Tim. 3:17)!

So that’s what I’ll be giving thanks for today. How about you? Take a minute to post on our wall what you’re thankful for so we can reflect together on how the Lord’s at work today.

And if you’re not already a fan, hit “like” below so you can jump in on the conversation.

Comments

  1. Francine Wilkins says:

    I will forever be thankful to the Lord Jesus Christ, the Lord has delivered me from a 30 year crack addiction. I now have 4 years clean, and itis all because of Jesus Christ! I am now able to concentrate on the things of God. The Lord has restored my mind, i now attend a Bible College. Four years ago i cound not complete a sentence, i had even forgotten how to spell my name. I know Jesus Christ to be a healer, and i will forever serve and PRAISE THE LORD!

  2. James Gentry says:

    I am truly thankful for what GOD has done in my life. Yesterday was my birthday (I turned 40). My life, like many others, has had its ups and downs. I am thankful for the ups and downs of life. I have learned that my life is in GOD’s hands and there is nothing that I can do about it. All I can say is THANK YOU GOD!!! THANK YOU GOD!!!

  3. Giving God praises each day through my thanksgiving supplications for His blessings, and sharing them daily with others to show how good and merciful God is to those that He loves.

  4. Dan Lemagie says:

    Dear brothers and sisters in Christ,
    Not only is the Bible filled with reasons why we should return our thanks unto the Lord, it also tells us that this is the will of God for our lives, “in everything give thanks; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” (1 Th 5:18)
    Our thanks is the fruit of lips which love the Lord, and are compelled by a deep sense of gratitude for the great work of salvation which He has effected in the lives of His children.
    Thank you for the post, in a world where all holidays are becoming increasingly more secular with each passing year, it is refreshing to know that there are still some in this world who understand that all thanks should be reserved for only one Person, our great and faithful God.
    God bless.
    Dan Lemagie