Wednesday, November 24, 2010

εὐχάριστος - It's Greek to me!

Eucharistia - Thankfulness

Root word: Eucharistos - Thankful
*Eu - good, well
*Charizomai - to show favor, give freely
    The greek word for thankful is eucharistos, which is comprised of two words: eu which means good or well, and charizomai which means to show favor or to give freely.

    It's interesting to note that the word charizomai was used in the Bible most often as forgive.

    What could I be more thankful for than God's forgiveness?  Christ dying on the cross to take the place of my punishment for all my sins is the absolute best thing that could ever happen to me. Giving me the opportunity to spend eternity in His presence is a far greater blessing than any earthly gift.

    This Thanksgiving, I will be thankful for Christ.  Every day I will be thankful for Christ!  I pray that this eucharistia would spread and all of God's people would recognize how great a work Christ has done for us.  He is to be treasured above all else.  Our desire should be Him alone.

    Instead of being thankful for something temporary this season (family, friends, health, etc), I plan to be primarily thankful for God's work in my life (choosing a wretched sinner like me, gifting the Holy Spirit, forgiving my sins)!  That is what I should be most thankful for this holiday season.  Friends, family, and health never last; but God's love is forever.  I will one day spend eternity with Him, and that is something to be thankful for!

    1 comment:

    1. Interesting blog. I appreciate your note even from 2010.
      I am a bit confused with the two photos. One is of a guy and a gal and then there is one of a trio, a guy, gal and a child.
      I see you liked the movie To End All Wars and so I want to recommend the book that it is based on by Ernest Gordon called The Miracle On The River Kwai. Good read.
      I pastor in a very small Wyoming town. I am the only resident pastor here. I clicked to this link because of the greek reference Eucharistos.
      My name is Mike and my email is