A Time for Thanksgiving
In spite of the Ebola epidemic, the terror of ISIS, and the invasion of our culture by atheism and hedonism, there is reason to be thankful.
Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays. I like turkey and dressing, ham and pumpkin pie, and all the trimmings. I also love being with my family. However, the most important thing about this holiday is that it reminds us to count our blessings and to be aware of what the Lord
has done for us.
Next month, we will enter another hectic Christmas season. Most of us will decorate a Christmas tree and trim the house with colored lights. We will drive through heavy traffic and shop for gifts in crowded stores.
Yet that is not what Christmas is all about. In the midst of the turmoil, we are apt to forget the meaning of Christmas. Even though we don’t know when Jesus was born, Christmas reminds us that he WAS born. He left his lofty position in heaven and was born in a stable as a human baby born to die that we might live. That is the greatest gift of all, and I am thankful.
As we approach the end of 2014 and prepare to welcome the new year in with fireworks, let us remember to be thankful for the love of God and the blessings that he has showered upon us—especially the gift of salvation. And let us
remember to share that gift with others. Maudine and I thank God for you. You have loved us, encouraged us, and supported us for a quarter of a century, and you continue to do so. Because of you, God is using WEI to lead many thousands of atheists, Buddhists, Hindus, Muslims, and Satanists to Christ. You have given generously to support this worldwide mission, and we are thankful. You will not lose your reward.
Please remember, as you support the WEI Internet ministry, that the Gresham office still needs help to keep other aspects of the WEI ministry going. Your year-end, tax-deductible contributions are greatly appreciated.
In a recent blog, Julie Broyles said, “If you are saved, you owe your entire eternity to someone who taught you about Jesus. Are you passing on that same Great News to others?”
We are thankful, and we love you.