One of my favorite verses is Psalm 106: 1 “Give thanks to the Lord for His love endures forever.” Our society seems to be skipping Thanksgiving (except for the big dinner plan) to get us to focus on Christmas earlier and earlier. We do ourselves a great disservice when we fall into this trap. Let us be mindful of the benefits that come back to us as we set aside time to be think about and to be thankful for all our blessings. There is an old hymn that says, “Count your many blessings name them one by one, count your many blessings see what God has done.” Indeed this is a good exercise as we think of Thanksgiving which of course celebrates the pilgrims survival in the new world.
© Peggy Park 2014.