1) I have something else to be thankful for...
Thanksgiving holiday is
when all America comes for a day of family reunion, feasting, and holidays.
But for those who have received the gift of Salvation from God through
Christ Jesus, it is a day of giving thanks to the lord for all the blessings
they have received.
"Thank" in Greek is the word "yoo-khar-is-teh'-o" which means "to be grateful, to express gratefulness".
Apostle Paul in 2 Thessalonians 1:3 says "we are bound to thank God always for you". So thanking need
not be confined to just one day but the scripture teaches us to be thankful always. Paul was thanking God
for the Thessalonians faith, patience and love and thanking for the all the increase they had for these graces.
The Lord blesses us with many things. That may be our house, car, job etc. We may be thankful for all these blessings.
But the thing that I am thankful to the Lord the most is for the day when I came to know the Lord. I was a born Hindu. I had never seen a Bible before in my house. I was just as any of you, religious, god fearing, obedient to my family values but until that day when I realized that deep down in my heart I had sin sitting pretty under the cover of my pride of my goodness. But that day of March 1993(I cannot forget) when a brother in Christ shared the Gospel (good news) of Jesus Christ to me. The scripture says "all have sinned and come short of the glory of God" and "God so loved the world that whosoever believes in him shall not perish but will have everlasting life".
The cross of Christ exposed my sin and brought me into the light. I received Christ on that day.
I can thank Jesus for the eternal Salvation given through his body and blood which was shed for me. If we look into the world today we see no peace with man. No peace within and no peace outside but I can thank the lord for the peace he has given me through Christ.
Sathish Shekhar (USA)
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