We’re skipping Thanksgiving this year.
The stores in my hometown are already filled with Christmas decorations. Holiday wreaths adorn neighborhoods mailboxes and doors. Social media is filled with photos of friends displaying their Christmas trees. Holiday music is on the radio.
I’m not sure why. Thanksgiving is an important season of reflection and gratitude. A time to pause with family and friends. A time to count our blessings.
But we’re barreling right past it toward Christmas. A missed opportunity to celebrate all that we are thankful for in our lives.
It’s not surprising, actually.
How often do I stop during the day to reflect on the blessings in my life?
Praise the Lord! Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever! Psalm 106:1
God has richly blessed me with a great family, incredible friends, my health and a job that I love. I’m so blessed.
Yet I don’t pause and say “thanks” nearly enough.
I skip thanksgiving every day, if I’m not careful.
Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change. James 1:17
My prayer this week is to pause more often…to stop and thank God for the blessings in my life. My family. My health. My friends.
And especially, Jesus Christ.
I don’t want to skip thanksgiving ever again.
And please let me know how to pray for you.
God bless you.