Let­ters to the ed­i­tor

The Covington News - - OPINION -

Thanks­giv­ing

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

Ea­ton­ton

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