I’m going to have to follow in the footsteps of some of the great Xangans who have gone before me and sign off until Monday. I already have things crowding my family time, and I want this Thanksgiving to be warm, relaxing, and joyful. I feel soooooooo thankful.
Speaking of thankful, I’ve been wondering something. How long is it going to be culturally acceptable to wish someone a “Happy Thanksgiving?” People who hate the word Christmas because of Christ seem to embrace the Thanksgiving holiday with open arms. Why? What is it for? Who are they thanking? What does it mean to be thankful? Where did those people come from that you’re so thankful for?
Psalm 100 gives us the answer–
Shout for joy to the Lord all the earth. Worship the Lord with gladness; come before him with joyful songs. Know that the Lord is God. It is he who made us, and we are his; we are his people, the sheep of his pasture. Enter his gates with Thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name. For the Lord is good and his love endures forever; his faithfulness continues through all generations.
Thanksgiving may not be spelled with C-h-r-i-s-t, but there is no thanksgiving without Him. Have a beautiful Thanksgiving, wallowing in your blessings (and lots of gooey gravy)!