The empty way of life offers much, but in the end is futile. Christ has bought us back from this emptiness with His sacrifice on the cross and has given our lives meaning. There is much to do while we are here. There is much to look forward to in heaven.
On this evening, our nation has set aside a time to think on the theme of thankfulness. All year, every day, we Christians give thanks for God saving us by sending Jesus. We dwell on this theme in our church services, and yet we are also so very thankful for the physical blessings that the Lord abundantly provides through His Creation to sustain us on our heavenward journey. Tonight, we dwell especially on the theme of thanksgiving for those earthly blessings.