I thank my God upon every remembrance of you Philippians 1:3
Tomorrow is Thanksgiving. It will be quite different this year than other Thanksgivings for most of us. Yes, it is still time to celebrate and give thanks, and we should, and will, do that. Many families will be doing that tomorrow without a large group around the table. Norman Rockwell’s scenario will need to be postponed for a year.
However, maybe there is a silver lining here (and there always is if you look for it). Thanksgiving can be spent less centered on a heavy food-laden table, and more on considering the blessings that we have all the time. Family, relationships, the health and abilities that we have been given, are just some of the blessings that we have. I feel especially blessed, and I give thanks to God for what he has provided for me and my family. Those benefits are not evenly distributed to be sure. Many are struggling this year after having lost important things in their life, maybe even their own health, or, most distressing, a family member.
This year, as we think about those blessings we have, it would be good to reach out to those who are dear to us in some way or another, and let them know how they have enriched our life.
That will make it a great Thanksgiving.
Prayer: We thank you for who you are, and what you provide for us, Amen