Thank You God

My wife and I have much to be thankful to God for not just on this day but every day. For our salvation, for our wonderful marriage, for the opportunity to raise our son. We recognize that these blessings are not to be taken for granted but are gifts from the Father of lights with whom there is no variation or shifting shadow.

Professor Marvin Olasky (University of Texas, Hook ’em Horns!) pretty much sums it up in this column,
“Thank vs. Thank You”

A sample,

That thanking God, for a Christian, is also bound up with trusting God. Christians (I’m one) are thanking God for grace, unmerited favor. Especially because we have not earned such compassion, we thank God for seeing exactly who we are and giving us what we need to change.

We love God not as equals, but as recipients of his kindness and respecters of his omnipotence. That’s why the Bible tells us he is our Father in heaven and why the Apostles’ Creed begins, “I believe in one God, the Father almighty.” And so when God tells us in the Bible to believe or do something and we don’t fully understand why, we still try to do it; God has done so much for us that we give him the benefit of the doubt.

Thanks to all of you who read and/or comment on this blog. May ya’ll have much to be thankful for to He who is the giver of such blessings.

Happy Thanksgiving!

One Response to Thank You God

  1. Happy thanksgiving!

    You know one thing that I think of occasionally that I’m thankful for that we normally take for granted? Pillows and mattresses. Even kings and queens didn’t have them back in Medieval Europe, but except for the poorest among us, almost everyone in America is able to sleep with a pillow and mattress. Sometimes when I want to feel really grateful, I think about pillows and mattresses, and how lucky I am to have such a luxury that kings 1000 years ago could have only dreamed about… and we have so much more…

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