Why give thanks?

“Every good and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights” (James 1:17). Historically, political and religious liberty, deliverance from trouble, and abundant harvest are three reasons people have celebrated Thanksgiving. Good friends and the love of family are other popular reasons for giving thanks. While I am profoundly grateful for all these blessings, the reason I live is to worship the One who has redeemed me from self-absorption (sin), hopelessness and futility by His shed blood, taught me to love Him and His beautiful ways, and given me a life worth living, now and for eternity. I can think of no better reason to give thanks on this or any day. Jesus, I will thank and praise you forever and seek to live for your glory.

Happy  CanadianThankgiving!


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