November 24, 2016

Every Day Is Thanksgiving Day!

1 Chronicles 16:31-36

Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever.

—  1 Chronicles 16:34

Today is Thanksgiving Day in the United States. Our Canadian readers celebrated a special day of thanks back in October. Many countries don’t have such a holiday. But shouldn’t every day be a day of thanksgiving?

Today let’s explore one of the most beautiful verses in all of Scripture: “Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever.” This precious teaching runs throughout the Bible. Sometimes it’s repeated word for word—as in 1 and 2 Chronicles, Psalms, and Jeremiah. At other times its meaning is clearly present—and that is the case in every Bible book.

Our earthly relationships are so fragile. We often get separated from each other by new experiences and fading memories, by long distances and impenetrable borders. Eventually we are separated by death itself. Yes, all our earthly relationships are insecure, except for one—the relationship we have with our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

This relationship is so enduring because of the Lord and his eternal love for us. Jesus showed this love in the most vivid way by dying for us on the cross. Then he rose from the dead to be seated at the right hand of God the Father.

It is my prayer that once you realize what Jesus has done for you, once you experience his everlasting love, your life will overflow with gratitude and thanksgiving to him!

Lord, thank you for your love that endures forever! Because of Jesus, we know how much you love us, and we will always be grateful to you. In his name we pray. Amen.

About the author — Sergei Sosedkin

Sergei Sosedkin is the Russian-language ministry leader for ReFrame Ministries. He is a native of Moscow, Russia. As he oversees the Russian-language ministry, Sosedkin works from our office in Grand Rapids and in various locations in Russia.

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