Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Today millions of people (including myself) are preparing for a big Thanksgiving meal on Thursday. They are going to the grocery store, cleaning the house, and cooking like crazy. They are stressing out over the turkey, it has to look beautifully browned. Agonizing over the gravy ~~ can't have any lumps! Deciding on which dressing to serve. Do they use the good dishes? Sure hope the weather cooperates!
But in the midst of all that work and worry, we need to remember that as Christians, we should be celebrating Thanksgiving as a true day of giving thanks. If you have a warm house, you are blessed. If you have food, you are blessed. If you aren't in the hospital, you are blessed. And if you have a wonderful family to share the day with, as I do, then man oh man you are DOUBLY BLESSED.
I know I have so much to be thankful for. And as I prepare for a big family Thanksgiving, with turkey and dressing and mashed potatoes and gravy and more food than I can possibly describe, I stop and say thank you to the God who saved me. Who loves me. Who protects me. And who sends every good and perfect gift. I am so blessed!