We always do our best to say “thank you” at SGA for the support of our faithful partners. The Apostle Paul expresses it best of all . . . I thank my God always concerning you for the grace of God which was given you in Christ Jesus (1 Corinthians 1:4). We can never thank you enough for all the ministry you help make possible. In thinking about that, I am reminded again of the beautiful theology behind thanksgiving and being thankful. Having a thankful heart can lead to such an abundance of impacts that result in yet more glory and thanksgiving to God.
Of course, our Lord is the ultimate giver. He is the Creator and Author of all that we have, our Provider. He has given to each of us the gift of life, food, clothing, shelter, church families, and loved ones. Most of all, He gave us the gift of His Son, and His Son willingly gave His life to redeem us from our sins. And in Him, we have the blessed hope of life eternal.
Because He gave and we are thankful, we have the abundant blessing of giving to others out of what He has given us. We have great opportunities to make others aware of the free gift of salvation in Christ that has been given to us. We have God-given opportunities to help provide others with the resources they need to reach as many as possible with the life-changing Gospel. The word picture, “chain of grace,” has been used often, but it really is a beautiful picture of how God works through His people. And thankful hearts play such a vital role in linking it all together.
I trust you are thankful today, and once again, I am thankful to God for you, our faithful partners in ministry. May the Lord encourage your hearts today as you ponder His glorious benefits in Christ!
For our Savior,