Once again, we are nearing that wonderful time of year in which we express our thanks and appreciation to God for His blessings in our lives.
Thanksgiving has been celebrated as an official national holiday in the U.S. since 1864. During the American Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed a national day of "Thanksgiving and Praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the Heavens".
Without a doubt, you and I have been challenged to express our love and appreciation to the Lord. through this past year. We could spend much time reflecting on the many challenges brought on by the pandemic, and the many things going wrong in our Nation. Some outside the church, may even be wanting to brush this day aside.
I want to remind us of the tremendous importance and calling we have to be a people of thankfulness regardless of the turmoil around us. One of the great themes of the bible is that we are to be a people of thanksgiving, not just one particular day of the year, but as Christians, we are to with prayer and thanksgiving make our requests known to God. This is an extremely meaningful time as we who have been called according to His purposes show our gratitude to God in everything.
A blessed Thanksgiving to you and your family.