Join us for a Thanksgiving worship service Thursday, November 28 at 9:30 and then stay for a special dinner after!

How’s life treating you? Do you feel like Rodney Dangerfield – that no one respects or appreciates you? Or perhaps like Humpty Dumpty, whose world came crashing down around him? For some people, life is grand and going well, but for others – perhaps you, too – life isn’t easy, and it doesn’t always treat us well.

Then again, this world isn’t some kind of heaven on earth for us – at least not anymore. That’s because almost from the very beginning of our existence the deadly virus of sin has infected every soul on this planet (Psalm 51:5; Gen 3) – yours and mine included. The devastation that sin’s caused can be seen all around us every day: disappointment, difficulties, disease, and death… just to name a few of life’s problem areas (Rom 6:23; 8:20-21). No matter how many years a person lives, we all have to deal with sorrow, suffering, and sin.

With all the sin and suffering, why in all the world should we be encouraged to give thanks to the Lord? Why say, “for He is good and his love endures forever”?

Why? Because God really and truly does love us – each and every one of us – and with a love that will endure for all eternity! Every day – because He loves us – God gives you and me more blessings than we can count, let alone recognize. The sun shines. The rain falls. There’s seed time and harvest. But most important – God has graciously given us the gift of His Son, Jesus Christ, to be our Savior from all our sin, from eternal death, and from the Devil’s power (Jn 3:16). Through faith in Jesus Christ alone, we know that beyond living here on earth, we will live forever in the peace and perfection of heaven. And all these benefits – the earthly and eternal ones – are blessings that we have neither earned nor deserved (Eph 2:8-9). But we enjoy them because they come from a god in heaven Who, for Jesus’ sake, loves us all.

And that is why you and I can say on Thanksgiving Day and every other day: “Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good. His love endures forever!” (Psalm 118:1)

Please join us this Thanksgiving Day at 9:30 a.m., or and Sunday at 9:30 a.m. to thank and worship the Lord for His goodness. As we count our blessings, it’s the least we can do for Him – considering all that He’s done and does for us! Please join us too on Thanksgiving Day for a special dinner after worship.