1. Do not miss John Piper’s short essay “Ganging Up on Gratitude.” It’s an exhortation to an atheist and a liberal Bishop who have a chip on their respective shoulders when it comes to giving thanks to God. Piper engages them evangelistically, and it reminds me why I am thankful to the Lord for the ministry of John Piper.
2. There’s a hymn that I learned in church as a youngster that I don’t often hear anymore (Thanks, Mom and Dad for taking me to church. What a heritage of grace!). Maybe some of you remember it. It’s called “Count Your Blessings.” As I was getting my heart prepared for Thanksgiving this week, the lines from the chorus came to me: “Count your blessings, name them one by one / Count your blessings, see what God hath done! / Count your blessings, name them one by one / Count your many blessings, see what God hath done.” As my family and I drive to my parents’ home in Louisiana today, we are going to count our blessings, name the one by one, and give thanks to God.
Thank You, Father, for all of your provisions, and especially for King Jesus, crucified and raised for sinners like me.