The fourth Thursday of November approaches again, officially declared and decreed by law to be Thanksgivings Day. On that day football games will be playing and parades will be marching and Thanksgiving feast will be served as will many other activities be engaged but, will true and honest thanks be given.
Will we be thankful for the warm and dry house we live in and are enjoying the festivities of the day? Will we pray for the safety of those less fortunate?
Will we be thankful for the job we still have or the business we will have to return to on Friday? Will we offer a prayer for those out of work? Or, will we over eat and give no thought to those less fortunate and hungry?
Will we engage in thoughtful discussions, reminisce about old times with family and friends? Will we offer a prayer for those alone and lonely?
Will we consume adult beverages with our meals and engage in less than responsible acts? Will we even consider offering a bottle of water to the homeless person under the bridge? Will we offer a prayer for their recovery.
Will we look to God Almighty and thank him for the good, the bad, the challenging, and the disappointing? Or, will we give no thought to thanking the one that made all things possible because he is the creator?
Will we continue to worship that which the creator has created and ignore the CREATOR?
In Ecclesiastes 3:13 it is stated by King Solomon; “And also that every man should eat and drink, and enjoy the good of all his labour, it is the gift of God.”
Will we see Thanksgiving as a gift from God or will we limit our sights to the insignificance of what we have done. We can accomplish nothing and are nothing of our own accord. Failing to look to our creator as the source of all we have puts us at risk of losing everything.
On Thanksgiving Day be grateful for all things that has come our way this year. And, be equally thankful we are still hear to correct our ways and mistakes for it is up to God how long we stay.