It is that time of the year to shove stuffing, ham, turkey, potatoes, and more turkey down our throats ruining our new years resolution on weight loss that was started the beginning of the year.
There is a lot for us to be thankful for, Jesus and salvation is the biggest reason obviously.
What was Jesus thankful for though on his time here on earth? well lets dive into scripture and take a look.
Then he took the seven loaves and the fish, thanked God for them, and broke them into pieces. He gave them to the disciples, who distributed the food to the crowd. Matthew 15:36
“Jesus responded, ‘Didn’t I tell you that you would see God’s glory if you believe?” So they rolled the stone aside. Then Jesus looked up to heaven and said, “Father, thank you for hearing me. You always hear me, but I said it out loud for the sake of all these people standing here, so that they will believe you sent me.’” John 11:40-42
Jesus was thankful for those hearing the Gospel, he was thankful for all the things that the father has done for him. The first verse he thanked the father that he was able to feed those in need, he was thankful for others,not just himself, Jesus was and is truly humble.
In the second verse posted, Jesus is thankful that the father heard him. We need to be thankful like Jesus was. Jesus was thankful in every instance of his life. The bread of life was thankful for all the bread given to him, for all the Father had done for him and that the Father hears him. We are to be thankful to God just as Jesus was thankful to his Father.
Jesus is the main reason we are to be thankful this year. Here are my reasons to be thankful: Salvation, Family, Food, Not broke, A roof over my head, Another day to be alive to serve Jesus.
What reasons do you have to be thankful?