Thanksgiving Day, a quintessential American holiday, is not celebrated in Germany—and certainly not in Iran (although one of my Iranian parishioners texted me “Happy Thanksgiving” this morning!). Even though this man lives in a crowded room with several other Iranian migrants, he is still grateful for how richly the Lord has blessed him. For starters, that he is a baptized Christian and now lives in a free country (Germany). For how many things are *you* thanking our triune God this weekend? I invite you to take a piece of paper and make a list. You might be surprised at how long it will get!
“…Be filled with the Spirit, addressing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody to the Lord with your heart, giving thanks always and *for everything* to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ…” (Eph 5:19-21).
Happy Thanksgiving from Germany. We thank *you* so much for your continued prayers and support!
+ Pastor and Lula Tiews