Give Thanks Where Thanks is Due

Now that Halloween is over and everyone has put away their costumes and scarfed down every last bite of candy, it’s time for us to go into one of my favorite holidays of the year, Thanksgiving.


The first question in everyone’s mind is, “What do I have to be thankful for?” For some, this is an easy question. For others, this is a difficult question. There is, however, something we all have to be thankful for this year.

After Thanksgiving, we’re headed straight for Christmas, where we’ll celebrate the birth of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

“For there is born to you this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.” Luke 2:11

Thirty-three years after his birth, Jesus died a sacrificial death for your sins on the cross.

For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many.” – Mark 10:45

…and he doesn’t just forgive your sins, he wipes them from his memory.

“I, even I, am He who blots out your transgressions for My own sake; And I will not remember your sins.” – Isaiah 43:25

Feeling like you have something to be thankful for now? It gets better. God tells us in Revelation that all the pain and sorrow you have on earth won’t even exist in heaven.

“And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away.” – Revelation 21:4

As Thanksgiving draws near, I want to invite you to give thanks where thanks is due, and that is in Jesus Christ.

I give thanks to you, O Lord my God, with my whole heart, and I will glorify your name forever. Psalms 86:12