Thanksgiving. The very word brings to mind the sights, sounds and smells of the holiday season. The basket above is just brimming with the fruits of the season. Summer is gone and harvest is here. Soon we'll be in the midst of winter. The smell of roasting turkey, stuffing, and pumpkin pie fills the air.
Thanksgiving is celebrated throughout the United States on the fourth Thursday of November. But is it really celebrated? Are people really THANKFUL? THANKS giving? Or is it just the start of the shopping season and a day to be a glutton?
I think all too often that is the case. We are more interested in the turkey than the God who created and provides the turkey to us. At least that is what I have observed over the past several years. Are people truly thankful? And if they are, are they ashamed to express that thankfulness? Will others laugh at or belittle them? Is it all a race to see who can get the best bargain on the biggest Christmas gift?
Let's all be thankful this holiday season. There is so much to be thankful for. Let's enjoy the bounty of the season without forgetting from Whom the bounty comes.