Overflowing with thankfulness

Let your roots grow down into him, and let your lives be built on him. Then your faith will grow strong in the truth you were taught, and you will overflow with thankfulness. Col. 2:7

Everybody rolls into Thanksgiving with specific disappointments and losses that can neither be the “in spite of” or the “because of” factors in the giving of thanks. Thankfulness does not depend so much on what we have or don’t have, what happened or didn’t happen, as it does on what nourishes our roots, what we consider foundational truth, and what we think is essential to peace and joy.

Lord, because of You my heart overflows with thankfulness.