Reading: Colossians 1:15-23
“It’s my turn!”
Everybody wants to be first.
But who is really FIRST? Colossians says that Christ is first.
He was first-born ~ He was here before anything else was. By Him, all things were created, even things we can’t see.
He is also “pre-eminent” ~ He has authority and power. He rules over kings and presidents. He is the head over His church.
Even though Christ deserves to be first, He came to earth and made Himself LAST. He died so that we could have forgiveness. It pleased God to do this and show us how much He loved us.
Have you learned the word “priority”? To make something a priority means to give it first place in importance. Christ should be a priority in our life, THE priority in our life, because He is our King, Creator, and Savior.
“Thanksgiving” was written by Bruce S. Wright and published in The Children’s Six Minutes in 1922. The book is now out of print and in the public domain.
What does Thanksgiving mean to you? I hear one boy say, “It means a big dinner.” I think we all agree with him. Who does not welcome and enjoy a good dinner! I hear Mary say, “Thanksgiving means a day off from school.” I guess you are right too. School is not such a charming place that girls and boys are unwilling to have an occasional holiday.