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Give Thanks – Fri – 21-11-26

How was your Thanksgiving? Was it full of family, friends and food? If you’re like me, you probably ate foods you only get once or twice a year, such as pumpkin or pecan pie. Come to think of it, we don’t eat homemade bread rolls and cranberry sauce very regularly either! And does your family have a special, traditional food? For Elaine’s family, it was homemade noodles. We piled them on top of the mashed potatoes! It seems like we always ran out.

Thanksgiving meals are intended to be a celebration of all the blessings God has given us through the year. But I’m also thankful for the meal itself. Aren’t you thankful for food?

1 Timothy 4:3-5 talks about people who thought it wrong to eat certain foods. But Paul corrected that thinking. He wrote, “They forbid people to marry and order them to abstain from certain foods, which God created to be received with thanksgiving by those who believe and who know the truth. For everything God created is good, and nothing is to be rejected if it is received with thanksgiving, because it is consecrated by the word of God and prayer.”

So, one thing we should be thankful for is food. Remember Jesus’ teaching in the model prayer? He taught us to pray with the phrase “give us this day our daily bread.” We rely on God for our daily needs. So, thank him for good food!

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