What Are You Thankful For?

illustration_today_i_am_thankful1What are you thankful for today? There are lots that we can be thankful for.

We can be thankful for our family. For the great nation in which we live. For those that protect and take care of us. For the teachers and schools that take care of our children. For our churches. For all the things that we have been given.

But it’s not just the things that we’ve been given, it’s the things that we get to do. We have this day. We have a calling. We have the chance to make a difference.

We have so much to be thankful for.

But listen to what Jesus tells us today in Luke 10: 17-20:

The seventy-two returned with joy, saying, “Lord, even the demons are subject to us in your name!” And he said to them, “I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven. Behold, I have given you authority to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall hurt you. Nevertheless, do not rejoice in this, that the spirits are subject to you, but rejoice that your names are written in heaven.”

Jesus tells us; it’s great that you’ve done all these great things. It’s great that you have seen and done this. But be truly thankful in this.

Your names are written in heaven.

Yeah, we’ve got a lot to be thankful for. We’ve got so many blessings so many and things to be thankful for.

Even those of us that don’t have much to be thankful for, we are still so blessed to live where we live. For all of us in the west, we are so blessed, and we never need to forget that. We never need to forget our blessings.

But our greatest is this. As believers, our names are written in heaven. And nothing, nothing, nothing is greater than that.


So, today, be thankful. You are His, and He is yours. And everything pales in comparison to that.

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