Nov 25, 2021
Thanksgiving isn’t just a holiday — it’s an attitude we can choose to fill our hearts with every day.
The Bible shares many examples of gratitude in the midst of challenging circumstances.
Imagine Mary, a young Galilean girl given the news that she was to be the mother of the Messiah. She didn’t panic or protest. Instead, she embraced the news and nurtured the One who would bring healing to the whole world.
The story in Luke 17 tells us that of the 10 lepers who were healed, only one returned to thank Jesus.
Luke 17:15–16 says, “One of them, when he saw that he was healed, returned with a loud voice glorifying God, and fell down on his face at His feet, giving Him thanks.”
Whether He was blessing food given to thousands by a miracle, or giving thanks at the Last Supper, Jesus modeled an attitude of gratitude for us; knowing His death was imminent, Jesus still thanked His Heavenly Father.
What can you find in your own life to be thankful for this week?
Lord, thank you for the marvelous gifts you give us on a daily basis. Help us be mindful of this always. Amen.