Colossians 1:18

“And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence.”

Unbelievable that it is the end of the church year which means Thanksgiving and then Advent and then Christmas. The ordered seasons move but sometimes they move way to fast. In fact we say it in a hymn, that the “ordered seasons move”.  Luther felt that same movement and prophetically predicted the destruction of his beloved German nation for one reason. It wasn’t all the ism’s that developed but something very simple and a matter of the heart – unthank fullness. Up here in the North Country many may look back and say that we do not have a lot to be thankful for because of the weather and the harvest, but that is a short sighted and narrow view. Some may say we have nothing to be thankful for because of the death of a loved one or family problems or health issues. The same applies. Christ “is the image of the invisible God.” Seeing Him, we understand God’s eternal love. Seeing him we realize that everything is ordered and moves so that over all things Christ might be preeminent.  The big picture ought to develop a constant attitude of thanksgiving.