Let’s be real. In many ways, 2020 has gotten the better of us. Years from now, it’ll be the subject both of jokes and of fear and gloom. This New Year will be celebrated unlike any other as most Americans will be beyond eager to turn the page.
But, you can beat 2020 – we all can – with Thanksgiving.
Scripture is clear: God is in control, God provides for, God is good to, God saves, and God loves His people. Because we know and understand these truths as followers of Christ, one of the most persistent qualities we should have is hope, one of the most constant is joy, and one of the most counter-cultural is Thanksgiving.
No matter the circumstances, no matter who is in power, and no matter the storm around us in this world, we understand the greatness and supremacy. We understand His kindness, and we understand what we deserve. In light of that, we must be thankful.
Christ conquered death because His power is so much greater. Similarly, the spirit of Thanksgiving can conquer the woes of 2020.
I hope that the joy of believers here in Georgia will shine forth this Thanksgiving. That your children and grandchildren will see that – in spite of this time and these challenges – there is nothing that will snuff out our joy. May the unsaved around us see that too.
My family and I wish you a blessed time of celebration and thanks. You mean a great deal to us.
Defeating woe with joyous thanks,
President and Executive Director
P.S. While our thanksgiving can persist no matter the circumstances, I wanted to take a moment to share with you just some of what I’m thankful for. I’m thankful for an incredible wife, 3 awesome sons, and our daughter, Audrey, that we welcomed just this year.
I am thankful that – despite some setbacks – many of our elections went our way. We won key primary races, helped the nation’s most conservative senator, Kelly Loeffler, reach the runoff, and re-elected the Heartbeat Bill sponsor, Representative Ed Setzler.
I’m thankful that so many of the victories that have been challenged in Court in recent years may see a Supreme Court that includes Justice Amy Coney Barrett. And, I’m thankful that Governor Kemp has preserved freedom and opportunity in this crisis, even when others used COVID as an opportunity to seize power, shutter businesses and schools, and silence faith.
As a ministry, we have grown and thrived – increasing revenue and impact – in spite of COVID. This is because of generous supporters like you. I’m so, so thankful! God is good. He is good all the time.