Jumpstarting Thanksgiving Day

Giving thanks always and for everything to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. Eph. 5:20

Heavenly Father, gratitude is one of the most powerful antidotes to chafing, carping, and gloom-creep. So on this November Monday, here’s to jumpstarting Thanksgiving Day. While some things remain uncertain, unsettling, and unnerving, these things are bodaciously true.

Thank you for granting us 100% forgiveness, declaring us righteous in Christ, and hiding our lives in Jesus. We can’t increase, nor diminish, your love for us. That’s the best news ever, and rocket fuel for our gratitude.

Thank you for sovereignly ruling over all things everywhere all the time. That doesn’t negate legitimate feelings of lament, concern, and vulnerability; but it gives us a peace that can’t be, won’t be found anywhere else.

Thank you for putting an expiration date on each illness, every evil, and all brokenness. Thank you for grace-loving friends with whom to share this next season of life.

Thank you for old movies, new adventures, and yet-to-be revealed joys. Thank you for zero condemnation hanging over us, and an abundance of angels deployed all around us.

Father, thank you for the coming Day of wiped tears and redeemed pain, all things new and nothing sad. So very Amen we pray, in Jesus’ merciful and mighty name.