For those of us living in the United States, today is the second great national holiday, Thanksgiving. Of the American presidents, Washington was most responsible for enabling us to celebrate our liberty on July 4th, but it was Lincoln that proclaimed we should give thanks to Almighty God for all the bountiful fruits and gifts bestowed on this country resulting from that very same liberty.
Over the last few years I have been wondering which Thanksgiving might be the last one – the last one in terms of so many good things that we can enjoy relatively easily. The time will come soon when this will not be the case. The Second Signpost is near. For now though, today, may my brothers and sisters in the US have a blessed Thanksgiving.
And may all of us, our brothers and sisters in Christ throughout the world in every nation remember to thank our Lord for all the gifts He bestows on us every day. Our very breath and heartbeat is a gift from God and anything on top of that is just more incredible blessing.
May we also remember to be grateful for the things we will be receiving, and for the opportunities He will give to serve Him, in the coming years.