2 Corinthians 2:14: "Now thanks be unto God, which always causeth us to triumph in Christ, and maketh manifest the savour of his knowledge by us in every place."
Every year around this time, people begin to reflect on the past eleven months. The idea is to find reasons to be thankful on this day. But, in this year of 2017, it is easy to see why many could feel as though they have fewer reasons to be thankful than before. Many have suffered through tremendous natural disasters -- hurricanes, earthquakes, and wildfires that forever altered the course of their lives and their communities. This Thanksgiving is not the same for them. Others suffered through crime and violence, mass shootings, terrorism, and war on a scale that seems unlikely to abate anytime soon. This Thanksgiving is not the same for them. For the general public, the year ends under a cloud of political TURMOIL, geopolitical tension, and broad scandal the likes of which remain baffling to even the most astute observers. Many feel as though they have little or nothing to be thankful for.
That being said, the current times do not negate the biblical command to "give thanks unto the Lord, all ye people." What, then, can we all be thankful for?
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