A Word From The Pastor
Dear Sherwood Family,
“Let the peoples praise You, O God; let all the peoples praise You. Then the earth shall yield her increase; God – our own God – shall bless us.” (Psalm 67:5-6)
One of the most important themes of God’s Word is thanksgiving. As believers, we recognize that the Lord, in His abundant mercy, has blessed us immensely. We know that He deserves all of our praise and thanksgiving, and every day we should give Him thanks.
God deserves thanks for the physical blessings which He has bestowed upon us. This tends to be the focus of Thanksgiving Day. And there is a good reason for that! The food, clothing, shelter, and protection He has given to us proves His love. As the psalm above declares, God has allowed the earth to yield her increase, so let’s give thanks to Him for our physical blessings!
God also deserves our thanks for the other great blessings in life: our families, our friends, our wonderful Sherwood family. Let’s not forget to thank Him for the special people in our lives!
But most of all, let’s not forget to thank Him every day for the gift of His Son, Jesus. Let’s not forget to thank the Lord every day for the gift of the Holy Spirit Who guides us and ministers to us and intercedes for us. Our God is so good! As the Apostle Paul put it, “Thanks be to God for His indescribable gift!” (2 Corinthians 9:15).
Sherwood, let’s pray with urgency, live in faithfulness to God, and never stop building the Kingdom.