Thanksgiving is a fun time full of turkey, stuffing, and family gatherings, but it’s also a time to reflect on the blessings in our lives and express gratitude for all that we have. This year, as we prepare to sit down for our Thanksgiving feasts, let’s not forget to give thanks for the most profound reasons of all. In this blog, we’ll explore three biblical reasons to give thanks this Thanksgiving, and we’ll sprinkle in some verses to guide us along the way. So grab your cranberry sauce and get ready for a thankful journey through the Bible!
GIVE THANKS FOR GOD’S UNFAILING LOVE
The first reason to give thanks this Thanksgiving is God’s unwavering love. The Bible is replete with verses that emphasize this incredible attribute of the Almighty. In Psalm 136, many works of the Lord are recounted, but it ends the chapter in verse 26, saying, “Give thanks to the God of heaven, for his steadfast love endures forever.” The idea that God’s love endures forever should bring warmth to our hearts like a slice of pumpkin pie on a chilly fall evening.
So, why should we be thankful for God’s love? Well, because it’s a love that never fades, never quits, and never abandons us. No matter what challenges or difficulties we face, we can take solace in the fact that God’s love is a constant companion. This Thanksgiving, give thanks for this unwavering love that supports us through the ups and downs of life.
GIVE THANKS FOR ABUNDANT BLESSINGS
Another reason to give thanks is for the abundant blessings in our lives. Sometimes it’s easy to overlook the everyday miracles that surround us. In 2 Corinthians 9:8, the Bible reminds us, “And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things, at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work.” This verse is a testament to the overflowing blessings that God provides.
We should take a moment this Thanksgiving to count our blessings, both big and small. From the air we breathe to the food on our table, and the love of our family and friends, we are indeed blessed in countless ways. Expressing gratitude for these blessings is a way to acknowledge God’s generosity and the goodness in our lives.
GIVE THANKS FOR SALVATION THROUGH CHRIST
The third reason to give thanks is for the gift of salvation through Jesus Christ. In 2 Corinthians 9:15, it proclaims, “Thanks be to God for his indescribable gift!” This gift, of course, is the sacrifice of Jesus on the cross for the forgiveness of our sins and the promise of eternal life.
As we gather around the Thanksgiving table, let’s not forget the ultimate gift of salvation. It’s a gift that surpasses all others, as it offers the hope of redemption and eternal life with God. So, as we give thanks for the turkey and trimmings, let’s also give thanks for the profound gift of salvation through Christ.
THANKSGIVING IS MORE THAN A MEAL
This Thanksgiving, as we enjoy our delicious feasts and the company of loved ones, let’s not forget to give thanks for God’s unwavering love, abundant blessings, and the incredible gift of salvation through Jesus Christ. These divine reasons to give thanks should remind us that there’s more to this holiday than just a hearty meal—it’s a time to express our deepest gratitude to the One who provides and sustains us. So, let’s dig into our Thanksgiving dinner with a heart full of thankfulness, and remember to count our blessings, just as we count our blessings from the Bible.
What else are you thankful for this Thanksgiving? Is there a promise from Scripture that you’d give thanks for? Tell us about it in the comments!