This Thanksgiving, I am thankful for you and for the overwhelming sense of wonder within me as I’ve just concluded a year of preaching the book of Romans.
I want to bless you, drawing a parallel to how Paul concludes Romans with an exclamation rather than an explanation—an exuberant doxology, a magnificent expression of praise. His words echo: ‘Now to him who is able to strengthen you according to my gospel, the proclamation of Jesus Christ, the revelation of a mystery hidden for ages. Now to the obedience of our faith, to the only wise God, be glory now and forever.’ (Rom. 16:25) It’s simply an exclamation of adoration and thanksgiving.
This Thanksgiving, my wish for you is that, regardless of your current life circumstances—whether facing significant challenges, even disappointment or heartbreak, or reveling in life’s peaks—this day would bring you joy through the contemplation of the gospel of Jesus Christ. It’s the uncomplicated yet powerful message of a God who sent His Son Jesus to accomplish what we couldn’t, sacrificing Himself for our sins so that, through simple, childlike faith, we could become children of God.
I bless you, wherever you gather and whatever activities occupy your Thanksgiving day, that this profoundly good news would inundate your heart, evoking in you a renewed sense of awe at the mystery revealed in Jesus, which we have come to comprehend. Therefore, my fellow believer, may your Thanksgiving be filled with a profound sense of wonder.
I wish you a wonderful Thanksgiving. God bless.