Thursday of this week we celebrate a day observed by both the sacred and secular communities in America—Thanksgiving Day.
Three questions have been confronting my mind as this day of Thanksgiving draws near. The first is “for what do we give thanks?” The second is “for whom do we give thanks?” The third is “to whom have we been a blessing?” Answering these questions requires us to consider the context of time which informs our response—what is the frame of time, the extent of days and years, at which we look when we formulate our answers.
Our answers to these three questions will determine several conclusions: (1) to whom ought we to give thanks? (2) how will we give thanks? (3) when will we give thanks?
These questions and conclusions lead to a fundamental recognition that as believers we are called upon not just to receive blessings with gratitude but to be blessings with Thanksgiving.
I trust to see and meet with you on Thursday at 11:00 here at White Rock when we share in Thanksgiving worship with Monumental Baptist Church.
“May God’s grace and peace be multiplied unto you. . .”
Joy! We are one in the Lord.
P.S. Let us give liberally to the Alzheimer’s offering.