November 22, 2018 Thanksgiving Day!
To read full passage click: Matthew 6:25-33 …“Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing?” vs. 25
Today is the one day of the year when it’s more than likely that everyone in our country will have plenty to eat. All across the land there has been a concentrated effort to distribute turkeys, mashed potatoes, and gravy. People are giving many hours to feeding the homeless. For once, poor people won’t have to worry about what they’re going to eat or drink. It would be good if all of us could feel that way every day, not only about food, but about all the other material things that make us anxious. We’d like to be able to take Jesus’ words to heart and live like the birds of the air or the lilies of the field. But most of us have a hard time living as he advised. Today, we’ll be giving thanks for all manner of blessings. We’ll be gratefully acknowledging that we live with daily abundance. But still, we have a tough time not worrying about our “stuff.” We’re told again and again that our lives will not be complete unless we’re up-to-date with the latest conveniences. And so we buy, and end up with houses full of more “stuff.” And Jesus tells to slow down and be content, and then we can we make an amazing discovery! Life really is more than food, and the body more than clothing!
Thought for the Day: Where do I find my contentment?