In this two minute video, I share about how there are so many things for Nanci and me to be thankful for this year.
Nanci and I have talked about how grateful we are for our family—we have two daughters who are married to godly men, as well as four grandchildren already born and the fifth one on his way. (So that will make five grandsons after raising two daughters!) We’re so grateful for them and their love for Christ.
We are also thankful for the goodness of God. Psalm 106:1 says, “Praise the Lord. Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good; His love endures forever.”
Romans 8 tells us that nothing can separate us from the love of Christ, no matter how tough life gets. Let’s face it—some people reading this right now are going through the most difficult times of their lives. But no matter how difficult those times are, remember we have eternal life in Christ if we’ve placed our faith in Him, confessed our sins, and embraced Jesus as our Savior and Lord. One day, He will make all things right. One day, in retrospect, we are going to see that He caused all things to work together for good for those who love Him—for us.
So we can be thankful not only for what God is doing in our lives right now, but also for what He promises we will experience for all eternity. There’s nothing better than that! We’re going to spend eternity with Christ, and He is going to wipe away the tears from every eye.
If this Thanksgiving is a cause for great rejoicing for you because it is a wonderful time in your family’s life—or, if it is the toughest Thanksgiving you’ve ever faced and you’re feeling alone and rejected, have financial problems, are suffering from an illness, or perhaps you’ve lost a loved one—remember the promise of Jesus Christ. He will be with you always. And if you love Him, one day you will be with Him forever in a new world where there will be no more pain or suffering.
God bless you, and have a Happy Thanksgiving.
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Randy Alcorn (@randyalcorn) is the author of over sixty books and the founder and director of Eternal Perspective Ministries.