Heaven's View Baptist Church
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Thanksgiving

Posted by  Secretary  Nov 22, 2015

Thanksgiving This coming Thursday many will be celebrating Thanksgiving across our nation. Although this may mean different things to different people, it should at least provoke the idea of being thankful for what you have. For many it will be very traditional with a gathering of family and friends at someone's house. For others, it may mean hunting in the crisp morning air. But for some it will be spent alone or in a homeless shelter with no laughter of kids playing or family reminiscing about days gone by. The majority of us will be able to enjoy this time of year, but for others the " Holiday Season", brings an increase in suicide and attempts at suicide. How can this season of joy for most of us bring such despair to so many others? Although none of us can fully answer this question, we can look at scripture and ask the Lord to shed some light on our situation so that we can truly be thankful this Thanksgiving season. In Hebrews 13:5 we are told to " Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee." First of all we need to see that this word " conversation" means our manner of life. So let's not get caught up in the competition to be like everyone else. Next, we find the word " content". Some people mistake this word with complacent. They are not the same thing! To be content means to realize that what the Lord gives us, as individuals, is sufficient for our life. This has the idea of a boundary around us so that we are not as easily tempted to want things that we do not need. And lastly in this passage, we are reminded the Lord will never leave nor forsake us. What a blessing. If we could just get hold of this simple passage, it would help each of us to be more thankful for what we have. This coming week, would you be willing to look around and realize how good God has been to you. May each of us realize what I Timothy 6:6 tell us: that " ...godliness with contentment is great gain." Have a great Thanksgiving and May God Bless. Saved To Serve, Pastor Darrell Roe