As we approach the annual holiday that reminds us to be thankful, let us focus on the good we have, the peace we possess, and the love we cherish.
One verse reminds us of both peace and thankfulness. “Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful.” (Colossians 3:15) Even though 2020 has been a crazy, scary, emotional-rollercoaster ride, we still have much to be thankful for. We can be grateful for the peace found in Christ. We can be glad that it rules our hearts. We can be thankful that we were called to practice and promote peace.
So how can we practically use this Scripture to change our attitude from despair to gratitude? We can embrace this peace of Christ. Knowing that He is in control, we can allow His peace to dictate our thoughts and rule our actions. Christ’s peace can improve my own peace. For this I can be thankful.
So, as we approach Thanksgiving this year, may we focus on the peace of Christ, let it influence our hearts, and practically allow His peace to make us thankful.