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?