Can you believe that Thanksgiving is almost here? It really seems strange to me. Maybe it’s how it feels earlier this year. Maybe it’s because we are unseasonably warm and have little snow. Or maybe it’s because we see the turmoil that is going on around our nation after this election. Maybe it’s just because there doesn’t seem to be a lot to be thankful for. My guess is that it’s more than all of these things.
This Sunday, instead of looking at thanksgiving like we normally do, we are going to be talking about thankstaking. You know, those things that take away our thankfulness. And there are lots and lots of things that rob us of thankfulness and joy.
In preparation for our worship time, I encourage you to read First Thessalonians chapter 5, verses 16-18. It is a short conclusion to Paul’s letter to Christians who were being persecuted and hurt for what they believe. And he even had the audacity to tell them to rejoice always, pray continually, and give thanks in everything! How can Paul get away with that?! There has to be a reason and that’s what we will look at this Sunday. See you soon.