Encouragement for your daily walk with God
In America, Thanksgiving is a time that blends together the history and traditions that Americans hold dear, especially highlighting the home and family. Thanksgiving is synonymous with stuff that can be found at home – special meals with the wonderful aromas from the kitchen, kids and grandkids, long distance phone calls, family reunions, football games, family indoor and outdoor games, friends dropping by, abundant desserts, and meaningful fellowship.
In addition to that, for the Christ follower, it is a time of reflection and a special reminder that God has, again, been faithful to us. The sweet and simple things of life are brought into clear focus. The meals and memories have a way of blocking out selfishness and ushering in a sincere spirit of gratitude, love, and genuine joy.
It promotes a spirit of humility and gratitude to God for His mercy, His abundance, His protection, His favor. Thanksgiving is a day that simplifies life.
Unfortunately for many people, Thanksgiving has become merely another day off work or break from school with no consideration of the central message of the holiday. So I propose POST THANKSGIVING - THANKSGIVING! As Christ followers, let’s praise and thank God. Let’s keep or rekindle the spirit of Thanksgiving in our lives, homes, churches and communities.
I will praise the name of God with a song, and will magnify Him with thanksgiving. Psalms 69:30