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Why We Give Thanks

Hello LFCA Family,

As the Thanksgiving season is upon us, I wanted to share with you all what we talked about in chapel this week.

We could all spend countless hours listing all of the things for which we have to be thankful. Warm clothing, food on our tables, and as one sweet kindergartener pointed out to us in prayer on Monday that we have homes. When added to the fact that we have the freedom to come together in a school dedicated to learning about God, we have many reasons to be thankful. I wanted to focus our chapels this Thanksgiving week on what the Bible tells us about being thankful and giving thanks.

Narrowing down Bible references on giving thanks is no easy task. I found one estimate that giving thanks or thankfulness is mention in the Old Testament 102 times and in the New Testament 71 times, for a total of 173 references (on another site, their total was 189). This is not something then that should be overlooked or ignored. I opted to focus one day on the Old Testament a…