I won’t keep you long. There are parades to watch, games to play, turkeys to prepare, pies to bake, and naps to take. We have so, so much for which to be thankful.
“God is great. God is good. Let us thank Him for our food. By His hands we all are fed. Give us, Lord, our daily bread. Amen.”
Many of us learned this prayer as children, but the thoughts are still valid for us as adults. It begins with praise to God. It offers thanks and acknowledgement of Him for our blessings, and a request for our basic needs.
Whether you are alone today or eating with many extended family members, we all will dine in the presence of the Everpresent One who loves and cares for us. No matter what, in abundance and in lack, He loves us and cares for us. In sickness and health, He loves us and cares for us.
Two weeks before Daddy died from lung cancer, our family was gathered at our Thanksgiving table. He asked us to hold hands as he said the blessing. The pause that followed was long. Then, with shaky voice, Daddy prayed, “Lord, we are so grateful.” Through the tears, all he could finish saying was, “We are just so grateful.”
Sometimes, that is enough.
I want to say a big thanks to you who read this blog. I’m grateful that you take the time to see what I have to say. I’m thankful that you have shared it with others. I’m grateful when you leave comments. I appreciate your support for my writing. HAPPY THANKSGIVING for you in the U.S.