THANKSGIVING – A DAY OF THANKSGIVING
As we observe Thanksgiving, we take the time to give God thanks. Like last year’s Thanksgiving, this Thanksgiving may alter many family traditions because of the Coronavirus. Many will not have large gatherings in their homes as in years past. But the one thing that remains constant is God’s love. We can give God thanks regardless of restrictions. In my humble view, Thanksgiving is not based on parades or football games that are enjoyable, but Thanksgiving is a day of giving. It is my fervent prayer that as you observe this day, you do so with a heart of gratitude. Don’t allow this day to go by without expressing gratitude to God for His blessings. For the believer, every day is a day of thanksgiving. We are thanking God for every blessing of life as in I Thessalonians 5:18.
“Be thankful in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you who belong to Christ Jesus.”
Paul, the humble servant of the Lord, tells his fellow brothers and sisters in Christ to always be joyful and never stop praying and to be thankful in every situation. Throughout this chapter, he tells them to be tenderhearted, encourage each other, not pay evil back with evil and to do good to all. As we express thanksgiving to God, it is important to follow Paul’s advice. On this Thanksgiving, with hearts filled with gratitude and praise, take the time to give God thanks. Don’t complain about longing for the good ole days. Thank God, for this day is the day the Lord has made. Rejoice and be glad in it.