A Thanksgiving Invitation

The Lord is with you this Thanksgiving Day!

I’m writing this quick note to invite you to join with your Christian family in worship this morning, wherever that may be, in thanksgiving to God for His mercies, His love, and His abundant kindness given in and through Jesus Christ, the Savior of the world.

I know some of you may be preparing a turkey with extra-special dishes to adorn it. Others may be getting ready to kick their feet up to watch a parade or enjoy a football game. But having said all of this, I know for a good number of you, there’s something else—something you know—and it will affect your Thanksgiving Day festivities.

You’re going to church because a day specifically set aside for Thanksgiving, but one that is without God, doesn’t seem right. You want God to be a part of it. You know that the Turkey you’re about to eat and the TV you’re about to enjoy watching and the house in which your family is gathering didn’t just materialize out of thin air. But instead, you know that these are gifts from a God who loves you, who has given His all that you would be with Him in the midst of eternity.

The church isn’t just a place. It’s a people. God’s people are born of God’s sacrifice in Jesus. By this, God’s people are born of a Spirit for thanksgiving, praise, and honor of and to the giver.

Join us for worship this morning. This message is going out at 8:00 a.m. Service begins at 10 a.m. There’s still time to hear the Gospel of the ten lepers who were healed, but only one returned in thanksgiving.

There’s still time this morning to be the one leper—the one who knew his need and then returned to the One who wants nothing more than to continue giving the abundance of His restoring grace.

God bless and keep you by His grace. I sure hope to see you!

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