What a wonderful day Thanksgiving is! The family, the food, the traditions. So many things to be thankful for. Yet we should never forget why Thanksgiving started. It was not for a day off, or to give time to cook a bog turkey in time for the game. It was to give thanks to God for His mercy, provision, and guiding hand. Those first pilgrims weren’t just generically “thankful”. They were specifically thankful, to God. They recognized that apart from Him, they had nothing.
So today, be thankful to the Lord for all He has provided for us, even death on a cross to save us from our sins.
Lord, thank you.
1 Praise the LORD.
Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good;
his love endures forever.