Words from the Heart for Monday October 11th, 2021
For who makes you different from anyone else? What do you have that you did not receive? And if you did receive it, why do you boast as though you did not?
1 Corinthians 4:7 (NIV)
Back in 1950, Annette Petrovich wrote this: “We are grateful and thankful that we immigrated to Canada. If we had stayed in post-war Europe, none of us would have had the opportunities that Canada offered. As soon as it was legally possible, we became Canadians. Canada became our country and we love Canada.” I suspect there are hundreds of thousands of other Canadian immigrants who could express similar sentiments of thanks for the opportunity to build a new life here in Canada.
Happy Thanksgiving. We have so much for which to be thankful. We live in one of the wealthiest countries on the planet There is so little of what this world has to offer that isn’t available to us. The problem is that we can think we did this all ourselves. The world celebrates when we “did it our way.” What we need to understand is that all we have is a gift from the Lord. Paul had to deal with the Christians in Corinth over their prideful attitude. He writes them this way in 1 Corinthians 4:7: “For who makes you different from anyone else? What do you have that you did not receive? And if you did receive it, why do you boast as though you did not?” We who are followers of Jesus are to be the most thankful of all people, because we understand the source of all we have. Whether is material blessings, or spiritual gifts, it has all come from the Lord. There is no place in the family of God for pride. As we celebrate Thanksgiving Day today, lets us take time to thank God for His generous provision in our lives.
These have been words from the heart.