Thanksgiving in Beijing
“Come, let us shout joyfully to the LORD, shout triumphantly to the rock of our salvation! Let us enter His presence with thanksgiving; let us shout triumphantly to Him in song. For the LORD is a great God, a great King above all gods.” (Psalm 95:1-3, HCSB)
During the month of November, many activities will focus on the holiday of Thanksgiving to draw people to hear the message of the gospel. Churches will host Thanksgiving-style dinners, not with turkey and football, but with local dishes and performances that give a strong message of God’s love for all people. Groups of believers will invite their nonbelieving friends to come and eat together and then begin discussions about their gratitude for what God has done in their lives. Individuals will reach out to those whom God has placed around them.
Pray that these activities will touch many people with the Good News of what God has done. Pray that hearts will be receptive to the message and sensitive to God’s calling. Begin praying now for the many plans being made for the upcoming Christmas season in order to reach out with the true meaning of Christmas.