Having an Attitude of Gratitude

Wednesday, November 21, 2007 Bryan Hudson 0 Comments

Thanksgiving day is the beginning of the best time of the year. It's not because problems go away, or the world becomes a better place, or that we can romanticize about "dashing through the snow in a one-horse open sleigh."

Thanksgiving, or more accurately, "giving God thanks," provides an opportunity to gain a better perspective on life. We live in a culture that's too full of complaining, ingratitude and greed. Now we have the tradition of the day after Thanksgiving called "Black Friday," when retailers hope to turn a huge profit from all the stuff we buy.

As we thank God for all His blessings, including salvation through the Lord Jesus Christ, we will find grace to resist the darkness that a lack of thankfulness brings upon the heart (Rom. 1:21). As we give thanks, we will also be able to overcome any despair that tries to seep in when reflecting on loved ones who have passed on and will not be sitting around our dinner tables.

I pray you and yours will have a great Thanksgiving and gain an "attitude of gratitude" that will carry you throughout the holidays!