Signs of the Times

Topic: Thanksgiving

[Editorial in the Frederick Leader, Oklahoma]

It is often recorded of the Master that his mightiest works were preceded by a simple expression of thanks to God. We are not justified in believing that the Saviour, who said he did all his works not of his own power but by the power of the Father within himself, changed any of God's laws, or that he persuaded God to be different from what He always had been and is now. May we not rather believe that the Son of man, humble in his might, meek in his majesty, called upon his knowledge of God's nature to make himself realize more surely that in the presence of the infinite love and the unsearchable goodness of God there could be nothing unlike Him, and thus to make His gracious power and mercy evident in the lives of men and women about him?

A little blessing . . . may become to us a proof of the presence of infinite Love. To say the least, it will give us a brighter view of life; and when the light of that brighter view enters our consciousness it is sure to cause the specter of sorrow to vanish. As we find reason for contentment, the discontent which irked our souls is certain to give place to it.

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November 23, 1935

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