By Pastor Joe Romeo
Pastor and professor David P. Murray has quickly become one of my favorite authors. With the Thanksgiving holiday approaching, in this article he offers a brief meditation on Paul's words in 1 Thessalonians 5:18--"give thanks in all circumstances." I encourage you to take some time and read it.
"It’s been a tough year or so. A friend suffered a serious sexual assault. My wife’s ninety-year-old father is in hospice care, slowly dying from cancer on the other side of the Atlantic. A few months ago, I thought I had killed my eighty-year-old father when I accidentally ran over his leg with my car in my driveway. Three men in my wider circles committed suicide. And there have been an unusually large number of lesser stresses and disappointments.
Then, Tabletalk asked me to write on “giv[ing] thanks in all circumstances” (1 Thess. 5:18). The Lord knew I needed this admonition, and I’m now forced to figure out what it actually means and how to do it. [read more]