Many countries do not celebrate it but it has been a great tradition in our country. Many times it is upon us and we hardly have time to catch our breath. We hurriedly try to buy groceries and prepare the food or throw some clothes in a bag and jump in the car to go visit relatives and in the turmoil we do not get time to reflect on our lives. Like farming or ranching some years are bountiful and other years are lean but they usually have enough to go on.
For instance, for a good friend of mine, he has had a hard year in that his wife was real sick and had to have surgery and did not recover very quickly. Later on he got sick and was in the hospital several times but in spite of those setbacks he is still able to be thankful or thank God.
Do we have food, a roof over our heads, health, job opportunities and the list goes on? Many places in the world are in great turmoil and having great problems. Maybe that is even more reason for to give thanks in our country.
This Thanksgiving Day may it be a day of turkey, good food, friends, family, relatives and relaxing but may it also be a day we can really thank God for His blessings upon us and our Country, (Psalm 75:1; 97:12 107:1,2,15,22,43 and Colossians 3:16).
See you in Church next Sunday.