Americans Can Still Be Thankful Next Week

In America, it’s exactly one week to Thanksgiving. And most political websites, including this one, are filled with bad news. Obama is going to push ahead with his illegal amnesty. [mc_name name=”Rep. John Boehner (R-OH)” chamber=”house” mcid=”B000589″ ], [mc_name name=”Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY)” chamber=”senate” mcid=”M000355″ ],and the rest of the GOP leadership have laid down the few tools they have to stop him. Ferguson looks ready to explode again. The Secret Service can’t seem to keep people away from the White House. The list goes on and on and on.

But next Thursday, we should still give thanks to Almighty God for the gifts He has given us as Americans. We are still, by and large, a free people. We don’t need a travel pass to go from state to state (I live in a town right on a state line, I can attest to this personally). We can still go to church, Houston’s mayor notwithstanding. The grocery store shelves are still stocked with turkeys and all the trimmings, unlike what some of us old fogeys remember seeing on TV from the former Soviet Union (I remember lines to buy toilet paper).

America may not be what it was in the days of Reagan, but it’s still a darned good place to live. Ironically, some of the best evidence of that comes from the illegal aliens who are busting their buns to get here. Would they do that to get into, say, North Korea or Cuba?

The apostle Paul instructed the church at Thessalonica to “Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” We should do the same this Thanksgiving. We truly do have much to give thanks for.