“Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, and into His courts with praise.” Psalm 100:4
Today, all over the world, families will gather to celebrate Thanksgiving. It was a time of peace between the Indians and the first American settlers. This famous tradition is carried on today. Many American families will sit down to eat turkey, ham and all the fixings. “We gather together to ask the Lord’s blessings. He chastens and hastens His will to make known.”
In spite of all the wars and rumors of wars going on in our world; we pause to celebrate Thanksgiving Day.
I love going to my Father in law’s house for Thanksgiving. Our family gathers together to fellowship and eat food, glorious food. There’s lots of laughter with football playing in the living room, where most of the guys hang out.
Even though my Mother in law passed away fifteen years ago; Paw Paw graciously opens up his home; to host our Thanksgiving and Christmas meals. He and Maw Maw built a huge room at the end of their house, which seats everyone very comfortably. He always has a roaring fire, crackling in this room full of memories.
I am so thankful for Paw Paw and all of my husband’s family. They know how to celebrate the importance of family. We still miss Maw Maw but Paw Paw has carried on the traditions started so long ago. There is such a spirit of peace and joy in the house, built with his own hands.
I know many of you could share the same kind of stories. Other’s cannot. Whatever your past memories of Thanksgiving; I pray the Lord Jesus Himself will bring to your mind and heart, a list of things for which to be thankful. My dear reader, I pray the Lord will bless you richly on this Thanksgiving Day. I also pray your latter days will be greater than the former.
Prayer in Motion:
Lord Jesus, how I thank You for the gift of eternal life. I worship You in Spirit and in Truth. As I draw near to You, I thank You for the days You have ordained for me. May I enjoy Your presence more and more, until the day You take me home. I love You Jesus. Amen