November is here and we all know what that means. Soon, it will be the countdown to the Christmas season. Sometimes, in the rush to get started on Christmas, it’s easy to overlook the holiday that is in November. Thanksgiving.
Thanksgiving is so important, and not just because it is a time for families to gather together and have a wonderful meal. To catch up on what’s been happening in the lives of our loved ones. While those things are special, Thanksgiving is important because it is the day we’ve set apart to give thanks to the One who deserves all our thanks, our grateful hearts, and our praise. The God of all creation.
The first people to celebrate Thanksgiving gave thanks for a successful harvest. They’d gone through a lot of hardships that first year and were grateful to God for seeing them through.
I know the past few years have been difficult ones. Most of us have experienced some hard times. We’ve lost loved ones. We’ve suffered illness. Separation from family. Struggles of different kinds, but like those who celebrated the first Thanksgiving, there is always something to be grateful for.
So this year, I’m doing something a little different. Starting with November 1st, I’m thanking God each day for something he has done for me and my family. When we take the time to count our blessings each day, we soon realize all the little things we sometimes grumble about just fade away and we see how truly blessed we are.
Offer unto God thanksgiving; and pay thy vows unto the most High:
Thank you, Lord!
All the best…