On this Thanksgiving Day, as we gather with family and friends to fellowship, let us not forget to give God thanks. As we watch the parade and football games, let us not focus solely on those events. Rather, let us open our hearts and lift our voices to give God thanks. This is the day the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it (Psalm 118:24)! I’ve said before that ingratitude is a sin. Let us not commit this sin today, or any other day, for that matter. Let us take the time to give God thanks each day. In Luke 17:15 we find these words:
“One of them, when he saw that he was healed, came back to Jesus, shouting, ‘Praise God!’”
This is the story of the ten people with leprosy who cried out for Jesus to have mercy on them and heal them. He healed them; however, only one of the ten returned to give Him thanks. The text indicates that he was a Samaritan, not steeped in religion but grateful and thankful. I ask the question, “Who will take time and give thanks today?” Prayerfully, we will all answer positively. Thank Him for allowing us to see this day. Have a blessed Thanksgiving!