Have you ever thought about how the Bible ties a great deal of meaning to the concept of being thankful? But what if most of that meaning is lost to us today?

To us, thanksgiving is an expression of gratitude. As kids, we’re taught that “please,” and “thank you” are magic words that compel adults to give us what we want. “Thanks!” becomes code, then instinct.

If I can be honest, I say “thanks” a lot. I don’t mean it every time.

Rafael Bastien-Herrera is a Selma resident and Pastor/Director of The Word Walk Ministries, as well as Teaching Pastor at The Armory Church in Fresno. He has a B.A. in Pastoral Ministry, and a M.DIV. in Theology. He is a Radio Bible Teacher on KGED 1680 AM "The Answer" Radio in Fresno.

Please send questions to rbherrera@thewordwalk.org.

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