A really big table is set at our house at Thanksgiving time. We celebrated with the Suko side of the family this past Saturday with 32 (including 12 children) at our house for turkey and all the fixings. I particularly love this time of year because of the emphasis on giving thanks that is bound to bring joy to the truly grateful soul.
In our increasingly secular society have we lost sight of honestly being thankful to God for everything. We sort out prosperity and health as things we give thanks for. But in 1 Thessalonians 5:18 it says to " ...give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you." We must never forget that God is totally in control of everything and He allows easy times and hard times all for our benefit and His glory. Actually, even though we would never ask God for difficulties, we know that those are the times we seek His face the most and rely on Him the more deeply. And so, these are really the best of times--the times we need to be the most thankful. For sure in eternity the hard days of the past will shine the brightest as God's goodness to us.
Let's enjoy this Thanksgiving being thankful about everything.