I was looking up the national holidays that are celebrated on November 28th. Are you ready for a smile?
Today is National Alan Day. We are encouraged to celebrate the Alans or Allens in our lives!
Today is Red Planet Day. We are encouraged to learn all that we can about the planet Mars.
Today is National French Toast Day.
How and from where do these holidays originate?
There was one more that kind of caught my eye. Tuesday November 28th is the National Day of Giving. It’s called GIVING TUESDAY and is celebrated on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving. Now that’s a good celebration!
We certainly do give first and foremost to the Lord Jesus through our local churches (2 Corinthians 8 and 9). We do give to worthy ministries and missionaries (Philippians 4:15-17). We do give to those who truly need our help (Acts 6:1; James 1:27). There may be opportunities to give not only of our funds, but with our time and talents as well.
Take a couple of verses with you that speak about giving.
“Therefore I will give thanks unto Thee, O LORD, among the heathen, and sing praises unto Thy name” (Psalm 18:49).
“Give unto the LORD, O ye mighty, give unto the LORD glory and strength. Give unto the LORD the glory due unto His name; worship the LORD in the beauty of holiness” (Psalm 29:1-2).
“Sing unto the LORD, O ye saints of His, and give thanks at the remembrance of His holiness” (Psalm 30:4).