Give Thanks

John 6:35

Then Jesus declared, “I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never go hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty.

Today on Thanksgiving, we are all about the food.  Most of us actually started several days ago and will last throughout the weekend.  But there are some that will barely get anything at all, regardless of the fact that “Thanksgiving” is all about the food.

Thanksgiving can be documented back as far as 1602 in United States and farther in other areas.  You can find varied thoughts on the subject but I personally like this one that came from Christiananswers.net.

“And although it be not always so plentiful as it was at this time with us, yet BY THE GOODNESS OF GOD WE ARE… FAR FROM WANT.”  “As Americans celebrate Thanksgiving each year, we hope they will retain the original gratefulness to God displayed by the Pilgrims and many other founding fathers, and remember that it is to those early and courageous Pilgrims that they owe not only the traditional Thanksgiving holiday but also the concepts of self-government, the “hard-work” ethic, self-reliant communities, and devout religious faith.”

The true fact is that Jesus is the bread of life.  We may be physically hungry but we will never be hungry spiritually.  We literally need Him to sustain us here in the physical so we will be with Him in the eternal.  To look to Him as more than a means to get by today but a necessity for our after death.   We can have all the “food” we want, till we’re stuffed to the brim and passed out on the couch but a few hours later we’ll be wanting more.  But taking our eyes off that cupboard full of left overs and focusing on letting Jesus be “our bread of life” will fill us for eternity.

Lord I come to You full!  Full of Your love, Your grace, Your forgiveness, Your joy, Your blessings, Your word, Your fellowship, Your everything!  And I’m grateful!  Lord I pray that I will never loose sight of needing You to fill me.  I pray that I will take my eyes off the physical and place them on the eternal.  Lord I pray for my family and friends.  I pray as they are filling their bellies, they will also be thanking You for Your blessings.  Amen!

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