Kathy and I have been serving in a new homeless ministry (new for us) near our house for the past few months. Tuesday during a discipleship study at the mission while discussing thankfulness, I reached a conclusion regarding this subject.
We all have things that are blessings in our lives. Our families. Our jobs. Our home. Our security. Our things. While many of these may be connected to to us due to choices we have made as we have lived our lives, the root of the blessing is the same.
We need to thank the Lord as he is the originator of all that we have.
This may be a great discussion for the thanksgiving table among your family. Do you really think that YOU originated all of these blessings or was it just luck? The miracle of life, our amazing bodies and intellect, our strength and courage, our ability to love one another and take care of each other, the amazing and unexplainable things that have happened to all of us. Could luck really result in the what you have and your many blessings?
If that is the case we should call it Happy Luck Day!
As you go around the table and share what you are thankful for, ask your family who brought you this thing that you are sharing? Where did it come from? And where did this holiday (pastor called it by its original definition- holy day) come from?
By definition “thank you” is a response to a person. You don’t thank a tree.
Everyone loves Thanksgiving. Everyone has things in their lives that they are thankful for. Our job is to remind them who is the author of all of these blessings!