Hey, Reach Family!
I hope that you all had a blessed day yesterday on the day that we set aside to give thanks. Well, that's at least what we say that the day is for... It seems to, more often that not, be a day that is more about parades of cartoon characters, football and gluttony. If so, there isn't necessarily a lot of room in there for humility and gratitude to The One that we should ultimately be Thankful to! Then, today, being "Black Friday" it seems like that whole concept of being Thankful and Content gets thrown out the window in the culture by our obsession with going out and spend so much time and money (and possibly getting into a fist-fight over the five discounted 4K TVs available that we really wanted) on things we don't need, or even possibly want, but we just can't pass up the good deals...
What are we really ultimately Thankful for? Turkey? Family? Health? Or do we maybe need to have a long-view of what transcends all of these things in an order of ultimate value and importance?
What would we really have to be Thankful for if we knew that we would have no foundation for Hope for The Future? Nothing would have any real significance... Conversely, what does a secured Eternity in Christ hold for Value? It would be Eternally Important! If that is so, that would change the way that we value things, and what things we value.
Hebrews Chapter 13 states: "5 Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.”
“Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.” - How content are we with this? Is God enough? Is His Presence and Promise enough?
Is Christ's Redemption and Payment enough? Is His Great Salvation enough?
I pray, for those that know Him, that your answer would be that Christ all sufficient for life and salvation. That nothing can be added to our existence that brings any more fulfillment that Jesus. If you aren't able to say that that is true of you, I pray that you seek Christ out so that you will be able to find out that He is all sufficient.
As you continue to digest from yesterday, and look forward to this time of Advent and Celebration of Christ's Incarnation, I pray that you find Jesus your all in all...