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“I’M Not Thankful for Any thing”

by Keith Bellamy

Someone who had overcome polio…had overcome cancer…who had a loving family…said, “I’m not thankful for anything.” How sad!

We use this time of year to Give Thanks to our Lord, from Whom all blessings flow.

Are you thankful?

A Professor asked his 7 A.M. Saturday class to write down ten things they were thankful for. And I can remember taking a Marketing class fifty years ago at 7:30 A.M. at the University of Houston. I can’t imagine being asked to write down one thing…let alone ten things I was thankful for. However, I started thinking about the things I should have been thankful for. I woke up. I could breathe. I could see. My wife still loved me. My car kept running so I could travel several miles to the class. I was still alive. My parents were still alive. My God still loved me. And God hadn’t given up on me! The list could get longer and longer.

What about now?

I am thankful for the advancement of medical science. Some of us would not be here without it. I am thankful that Jesus cares! I am thankful we still live in a country that has so many opportunities. I am thankful that we can serve.

Many years ago, when President Reagan turned the commodities loose for the disadvantaged, two women were interviewed. One said she wasn’t thankful for anything the President has done. The other woman was a lady, and said how grateful she truly was.

1 Thessalonians 5:18 says, “in everything give thanks; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus” (NASB).

We have so many things for which to be thankful…so why not make a list of those things, and thank God every day for each and every one of them?!

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