thankfulness

This Thanksgiving, Don’t Forget to Be Grateful for the Little Things

This Thanksgiving, Don’t Forget to Be Grateful for the Little Things

In the Christian faith we focus – quite understandably – on the awesome truth that in the crucifixion of Jesus, God himself was purchasing our forgiveness. That is the greatest gift we could ever have and we must always be grateful for that. Yet there are also an enormous number of other smaller things where God’s love towards his children spills over into numerous different areas and we should recognise them everywhere.

An Ancient Story and the Transforming Power of Optimism: Three Reasons for Thanksgiving

An Ancient Story and the Transforming Power of Optimism: Three Reasons for Thanksgiving

In writing on thanksgiving during a pandemic, my purpose is not to be naïve but to suggest that choosing an attitude of gratitude even in the darkest days is best for us. It honors the One who made us, loves us, and redeems us by his grace. And it shows a suffering world that our hope is based not on our suffering world but on our loving Lord.