There is research that says being grateful leads to increased happiness. As we prepare for celebrations of Thanksgiving, it is common to reflect on all that we have and all for which we should be grateful. We should take time every day, not just during this season, to offer thanks, including the greatest gift that we have been given...forgiveness, peace, and eternal life through Jesus Christ!
Jesus came to earth as God's Son to live, die as a sacrifice for our sin, and then to conquer death by rising from the dead. Jesus has paid for our sin and provided a path to eternal life. For these things, we should be grateful each and every day. Whether we are celebrating Thanksgiving or going about our usual routines, we need to remember the promise of peace that Jesus gave and the number one reason to be thankful: forgiveness and eternal life in God's glory!
Take time to be thankful, especially for the life provided through the resurrection of Jesus Christ!
Thank You for eternal life offered through Your Son. Help me to always be thankful and to share Your blessings with others. In Jesus' name I pray, amen.