“And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.” Colossians 3:17
On behalf of the Session, the Diaconate, and the staff of CPC, I want to wish you a Happy Thanksgiving. While this national holiday is not a religious holiday, learning gratitude and being grateful is a clear sign of the work of the Gospel in our hearts. This is why we can enjoy today as an opportunity to practice gratitude in the moments when we are surrounded by friends, family, and neighbors. Paul teaches us to practice it in all things, so let us rejoice and give thanks today to our Lord who has blessed us in innumerable ways.
To inspire our practice of gratitude consider these questions today:
- What can we do to practice gratitude the other 364 days of the year?
- Who’s the most grateful person you know?
- What is something — a conversation, advice you received, etc. — for which you became grateful only well after it occurred?
May the Lord bless you with the grace of joy and peace today.