(Due to a technical error within our web site, we were unable to post this thought as intended last week … and we did not want you to miss it. The message certainly remains applicable as we prepare our hearts for Christmas and to begin a New Year.)
“What are you thankful for?” Responses from almost everyone who is asked this question contain objects that we have received, but we cannot only be thankful for things. Most of those things are fine in and of themselves. For example, I am indeed thankful for my family, my job, my home, and my health. We would never diminish the fact that we enjoy those things that bring us great pleasure while here on earth. But perhaps the more important question would be, “Who am I thankful to?” Here the psalmist raises our awareness to the proper reply … that it is “to the LORD” we give thanks, and to the reason why … He is good, and His loving kindness is everlasting. This reply moves us from the physical realm into the supernatural realm, and identifies characteristics of God that are eternal. And so we become even more thankful as we acknowledge the One who is the Giver. This Thanksgiving remember to be thankful for everything, but especially for the attributes of God that lead us to repentance. TCF
“Give thanks to the LORD, for He is good, For His loving kindness is everlasting.” Psalm 136:1
This thought was written by Tim Files, Aircraft Systems Analyst with Delta Air Lines. Tim also serves on our FCAP Board of Directors.