BREAKING NEWS; A Message From Chris Oyakhilome: Thanksgiving Is Every Day

The relationships we have with others should really be broad avenues of gratitude and thanksgiving. Too often we get bogged down in the details of our interactions. When we do recall to say “thank you” to one another, we’re nearly consistently referring to only one action or favor.

In considering this, I’m reminded of a narrative in the Gospel of Luke where Jesus heals 10 lepers of their afflictions. Of the 10 Beloved Pastor Chris who are cured, only one makes the effort to say “thank you.” However he’sn’t simply saying thank you. He falls down and praises God because of what’s occurred. It’s clear that he understands who Jesus actually is. This is even acknowledged by Jesus by declaring the man’s faith has made him well, beyond the easy curing of the illness. By offering thanks and praise, the guy showed that he valued what had been done for him, but that he wished to maintain relationship with God from that day forwards.

As we gather with our families and friends for Thanksgiving and the coming holidays, we are given the same opportunity as this guy who had been cured by Jesus. We must go beyond simply thanking folks for what they’ve done, although we have the opportunity showing gratitude to the people in our own lives. We care going to discover how important they may be to us, then we must tell them if we want the people. We have to thank them for simply being parents, our friends, children, siblings, relatives or whatever they might be. If we want those relationships to be as substantive and as profound as they should be, then they have to be cherished way above anything else we value or appreciate.

All the nice things in our lives flow from the relationships we have with other, and especially from that most significant relationship that people have with God.

This year let’s not only for what they’ve done, thank people.


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