“give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” (1 Thessalonians 5:18)
Thanksgiving Day is tomorrow. It is a day of gathering with family and enjoying good food and good company. It is a day of remembering the goodness of God and catching up on what has been happening in our lives. It is a day of sharing our good times and supporting each other as we journey through the challenges of life.
Our plans for Thanksgiving Day with family will not happen. I am certain that there are many that have had to rethink and replan Thanksgiving and perhaps even Christmas because of the continuing threat of COVID.
We are disappointed. But, as I read and meditate on the Scripture above, I am reminded that in spite of my disappointment over not being able to be with family for Thanksgiving – I still have much to be thankful for. I am to be thankful in all circumstances. No matter what is going on, I have much to be thankful for.
Even though I can’t be with my family in person, I am thankful for my family. I am thankful for video calling that allows us to connect virtually. I am thankful for being able to pick up a delicious Thanksgiving meal from Cracker Barrel. I am thankful to be able to help others have food during Thanksgiving. I am thankful for my loving husband and my beautiful home.
What are some of the things you are thankful for during this Thanksgiving season? May we remember to be thankful in all seasons and in all circumstances.
Father, thank You for all the blessings in my life. Help me to focus on what I do have and not on those things that I don’t have. LORD, thank You for being my Greatest Blessing!! AMEN!!