“Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name”– Psalm 100:4 (KJV)
On this Thanksgiving Day and every day, let us give thanks unto the Lord- for He will provide.
We’re all different- occupying many different positions in life. Some of us have soared to heights once beyond our wildest imaginations- while others among us may have fallen to depths which also seemed beyond our wildest and more tragic imaginations. Today, one and all should give thanks equally- for God knows each of us and placed us exactly where we are.
May the healthiest and wealthiest among us- both in finance and family give thanks in appreciation for their good fortune. May they pause to remember those in lesser circumstances.
May the least among us give thanks today as well- for we are the children of a mighty God. He knows our needs and our wants- and it’s through trying times that He instructs us and reminds us of the difference.
I thank God for America today and urge everyone to do the same. Despite any of our faults, we remain the greatest nation the world’s ever seen. A rare country that’s both prosperous and charitable- our greatness is evidenced by the masses who seek to leave their home countries and come here. Regardless their country of origin, they come to America because our nation is better than theirs- else they’d stay where they are. It’s my hope the Lord will continue to bless and keep America- the light of the world.
Being the envy of the world comes at a price, though- and we must remain ever mindful of those who seek to do us harm. Enemies both foreign and domestic despise America’s success- and they see no greater reward than the destruction of our way of life. We must continue to trust in God’s will- but we must do our part in heeding His voice as He leads us into battle whenever and wherever conflicts arise.
Thank God for our military serving both stateside and abroad in order to keep us free. Whether aboard Navy vessels underway, high above us in the clouds or in foxholes deep within areas whose names have few vowels and are all but impossible to pronounce, our servicemen and women are owed a debt which we can never re-pay.
Lastly, I thank God for America’s police officers, deputy sheriffs, state troopers, firefighters, EMT’s and other first-responders. May God bless and keep them- and allow them to arrive home safely to their families each night. They are our friends- not our enemies.
I specifically salute and support Ferguson, MO Police Officer Darren Wilson– whose record prior to this August was without blemish and in light of a recent grand jury’s decision remains so.
May God bless each and every one of us as we enter the most wonderful time of the year.