We should be extremely thankful this Holiday season for the many blessings that God through Jesus and the Holy Spirit has bestowed on each of us. No matter how bad life seems sometimes, for most of us anyway, it probably could be much worse.
I just finished reading 1 Cor. again and especially I am thankful for the resurrection of Jesus and the hope that one day I too shall have a glorified body and spend eternity in Heaven with him. The 1st Century Believers were looking for the imminent return of Jesus and we in the 21st century should continue to do the same. We need to be prepared. It is a hope and assurance that each one of us who are true Christians can rely upon.