So they took away the stone. Then Jesus looked up and said, “Father, I thank you that you have heard me. John 11:41
Before Jesus raised Lazarus from the dead , what did he do? He Thanked God the Father, for hearing his prayers. Throughout The Bible the common theme is thankfulness towards God. Even Jesus, who is the King of Kings and Lord of Lords, took the time to acknowledge our Heavenly Father and give him glory for all his works
Thanksgiving is actually a religious holiday created based on The Bible. When the Protestants came to America, they replicated the Jewish festival of Sukkot. This holiday Jews celebrate Moses leading the Israelites to the Promise Land. The Protestants believed they were doing the same by coming to a new Promise Land (America) for freedom to worship Christ In 1863 Abraham Lincoln declared Thanksgiving a nation day of “Thanksgiving and Praise to our beneficent Father who dwells in Heaven”
As you gather together with your family and friends today, give Thanks to God, your Heavenly Father, for everything he has blessed you with, past and present. Often times we only talk to God when we are in need or hurting. How about just telling God Thanks for your life, for your family, and for Jesus Christ.
As Christians we have so much to be Thankful for, we have the salvation of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. We have the promise of a New Heaven and Earth, we have the promise of a pain free and happy eternal life in Gods Kingdom.
Give Thanks to God today for his love and mercy endures forever and ever in Jesus Name Amen!