Letters to the editor
Dear editor: Amnesia. When I hear that word, I think about some episodes from “ Gilligan’s Island.” A bump on the head causes the character to forget everything, and another bump on the head brings his memory back.
Chick Publications printed a tract titled, “ The Missing Day,” about how we have neglected Thanksgiving Day. If you observe how early stores start putting out Christmas items, then you know what I mean. We have forgotten to thank God for his daily blessings. Perhaps we need bumps on our heads to remind us of God.
The Apostle Paul tells of Paul and Silas being beaten and thrown into prison ( Acts 16: 16- 40). Yet, they still praised the Lord. This is why Paul could write in I Thessalonians 5: 18, “ In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.”
No matter what state Paul was in, he thanked God. Everything happening to you is not always good, yet, you can still thank God because one day it shall end. It might be when you reach heaven, But, you have this consolation if you have genuinely received Jesus Christ as your personal savior.
I always wondered What Romans 8: 28 meant with all the bad things happening today. Dr. Kent Horind made this verse clearer using a recipe for buttermilk biscuits. Each of the ingredients ( buttermilk, flour, baking soda and oil) has a bad taste by itself, but together you get good tasting biscuits.
The Bible never said that everything which happens to us is good. It plainly states, “And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are called according to his purposes.”
This Thanksgiving Day, let us remember God and also on the other 364 days of the year. James Anthony Parham