Deep roots of 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 need not 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 or what happened or didn’t happen, as it does on how we recognize God’s love for us, how we value those around us, and what we consider essential to our peace and joy.

Lord, because of You my heart overflows with thankfulness.