1. For with God we look not for the order of nature, but rest our faith in the power of him who works.
  2. Our children are not our own, but even more, our children are born in need. They are sinful, from conception and from birth.
  3. Christ has received the mark of law that we might be marked with the gospel, with the sign of his holy cross on our heads and hearts as redeemed children of God.
  4. While the world and other religions might be fine with considering him everything but, the foremost thing our Jesus came to be and still remains is Jesus, Savior.
  5. Buried deep in our human psyche, there seems to be more than a need—almost a necessity—to celebrate the arrival of a new year. It’s like an unspoken, unlegislated cultural demand, as instinctual as moving to music or smiling at a newborn. Why? What deep human need is at work here?
  6. Is it possible to celebrate Thanksgiving every time we come together as God’s people as well?
  7. We give thanks to the Father who has made a way for us to sit at his table.
  8. In the Lord’s Thanksgiving Supper, we are not served turkey, green bean casserole, and cornbread. We are served Christ.
  9. That's how true faith talks. It doesn't talk about itself. It says "Thank you!" to the one who gives healing and salvation.
  10. Thanksgiving utters a confession of dependence, an acknowledgement of the gift of something not earned or deserved.
  11. The world doesn’t need dads who are more stressed than they already are. It needs fathers who care for their families, not in heroic ways, but in common, everyday ways.
  12. The only one truly blessed of God, who in himself is God’s incarnate makarios, surrounds himself with a multitude of the accursed, the non-makarios.
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