The bulletin articles published the last few weeks have been reminders to keep our eyes fixed on Christ. They told us to look for God’s Peace, to trust in the Lord in the midst of our challenges. I think we need to hear this again and again in 2020! Since we are about to celebrate Thanksgiving and the start of he holiday season there is something else we should remember: to be thankful in all circumstances.
Thanksgiving will look different this year for most of us. The usual large family gatherings with family might be small. The traditional trip downtown for the parade for many will be watched on tv instead. The Lion’s game, which is another Detroit tradition for many, cannot be attended in person. Many who travel will stay home.
It would be easy to wallow in our lost traditions we are and hopefully become more grateful.
So maybe this holiday is a time to discover the Bible anew. To spend more time delving into the word of God.
Colossians 3: 12- 17:
As God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience. Bear with one another and, if anyone has a complaint against another, forgive each other; just as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive. Above all, clothe yourselves with love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony. And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in the one body. And be thankful. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly; teach and admonish one another in all wisdom; and with gratitude in your hearts sing psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs to God. And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.
So more than ever this is the time for us to break out Bibles and thank God for all we have. Here are a few more verses to help us!
- 2 Chronicles 5:13
- Ephesians 5:20
- Philippians 4:6
- Romans 8:18
- Romans 8:28
- 1 Thessalonians 1
- 2 Thessalonians 1:3
- 1 Timothy 4:4
With gratitude to our Lord in every circumstance,