Thanksgiving Is Over, But...

Unless you’re still sleeping off the eleventy billion calories you consumed on Thanksgiving, then you obviously know turkey day has come and gone. Still, that begs the question: Are you still as thankful today as you were then?

The idea of giving thanks is biblical, you know. As I tried to point out in a previous blog, there are many Bible verses featuring the word “thanks” or “thanksgiving.” While I do not have a Ph.D. in pilgrims, I’m willing to say that is probably while they made it a point to have a day of thanksgiving not long after they settled in Massachusetts.

Make it a point today to tell God thank you for something or someone. Ask your family members what they’re thankful for today when you sit down for a meal. If and when they say, “It’s not Thanksgiving,” tell them that does not matter.

“In everything give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you” (1 Thessalonians 5:18 KJV)

Please understand that I’m not perfect. I have my days where I fret about my 1990s beater vehicle and the home in which I reside. As Paul would say, “I do the things I should not, and the things I should do I do not (Romans 7:15-20).” Still, I'd rather have what I have than go without. I guess you could say I'm "thankful." Are you thankful for the things you have?

 

Chris Woodward

Assistant Editor, One Million Dads
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