In a few days we will celebrate the national holiday known as Thanksgiving. It has always been one of my absolute favorite days out of the year. But for some, perhaps it is not so thankworthy after all.
Rebecca Dube of today.com/parents/family writes,
Every November, families across the country celebrate Thanksgiving, a time for coming together peacefully to give thanks for what’s truly important in our lives.
Or… maybe not.
Maybe for you, Thanksgiving is a time of stress. Maybe it’s arguing politics over dry turkey and pleading with your kids to just try one bite while you ignore judgmental glares from older relatives. Maybe it’s pumpkin pie and loveliness; maybe it’s burnt pans and hurt feelings. Maybe it’s a bit of both.
I hope that your Thanksgiving is much, much more than simply just one day and just pumpkin pie. I hope that it goes far beyond arguing politics, feeling pressure from older relatives, and scorched pans!
Think of this! “Give thanks unto the LORD, call upon His name, make known His deeds among the people” (1 Chronicles 16:8).
Now that is not only the blessed focus of Thanksgiving Day, it is the focus of every day for the believer. “Give thanks” is one Hebrew word which gives the idea of shooting arrows! The Lord is the target of our thankfulness, and we lift our voice of thanksgiving to Him.