Tom Kroessig is an Ambassador Field Director volunteer for Promise Keepers, serving Fayette and Coweta Counties and beyond. His mission is to be a resource for local Pastors and their men and to act as a liaison between them and the national Promise Keepers ministry. The goal of Promise Keepers is effective ministry to men.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!

I recently heard someone say that Thanksgiving was his favorite holiday since it is void of hype or over-anticipation and people are seldom disappointed by the day. Some view Thanksgiving as special because it is a time for gathering with family and friends, and it certainly is that for most of us. Others are deliberate about remembering the origin and/or spiritual basis for the day. After all, what we now call a holiday used to be referred to as a "Holy Day."

I read several years ago that most of the world can not conceive of a meal like the typical Thanksgiving dinner in America. That statement made me pause to consider just how much we have to be thankful for. Korean Evangelist Billy Kim once said that America has been blessed by God like no other country in the world.

My prayer for you today is that you find time to today and always to consider just how blessed you are and to render thanks to God accordingly!

For those of you who may be challenged by circumstances this season, I pray that you will come to know what Paul was talking about in 2 Corinthians 4:17 when he said that our troubles are just "light and momentary." May you learn to focus on "an eternal glory that far outweighs them all." As some of you know, I have had to deal with chronic medical problems. It has certainly helped me to view them with an eternal perspective. The wonder of the Gospel is that God has dealt with all circumstances through Christ's atoning sacrifice at Calvary. There's plenty of thanks to be found there!

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