It’s practically a requirement to write major posts for major holidays. I’m not sure who collects the unwritten rules of the blogosphere, but I know for certain that one of those rules is that bloggers must write posts about their overwhelming gratitude and thankful hearts on Thanksgiving.
I’ve expressed my gratitude here before. Instead of a traditional gratitude post, I thought I’d share a revolutionary thought I’ve been learning from John Piper in his book Future Grace.
Gratitude doesn’t function properly when it is forced to look forward.
We can’t express gratitude in the future. We can express it for the past. And we can let that gratitude direct our hearts for what’s to come, but **gratitude is a distinctly past-oriented emotion. **