1 Timothy 2:1 ESV
First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people,
If 2020 has been teaching us anything it has been this, we have much to be thankful for. You may be skeptical at such a notion. You may look at 2020 in a way of how much has been lost. I look at it in a humbling way. It shows me that everything is indeed a gift. We can no more be successful without good teachers, we can not be strong and hardworking without good health and sound mind. We can not be unified without being humbled enough to submit to the will of the next person. You can no more be alive without the gift of drawing breath. As a firm believer in Christ I can no more be thankful for what I have than to be thankful for that which he takes away.
While 2020 has taken away much of the normalized ways of of life, we can choose to cling to pride of what we have built and lost or choose humility and ask what we have gained. I know from experience that you can earn something on your own and not see that it was never on your own but built on submission to others who came before. For in faith and life great works are built not on ones own abilities and knowledge but those who come before and the ability to acknowledge that without the lessor the greater can not do great things. Also without the greater the lessor can not learn to do great things. Everything that is built must be built together from the foundation up in harmony. In 2020 I am rebuilding my life with a foundation on the rock of Jesus Christ in faithfulness in thankfulness for he was faithful to me when I was not. I look to 2021 to be thankful for both that which is lost as much as what is gained.