Being People of Thanksgiving

img_6546Last Thursday we celebrated the National holiday of Thanksgiving. Probably the most famous of the Thanksgivings was the first when the Pilgrims and their Indian friends celebrated the fall harvest in the new land. Although the Pilgrims are deservedly credited with the first Thanksgiving, George Washington proclaimed the first national day of celebration on November 26, 1789. In 1941 President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed a joint resolution making Thanksgiving a national holiday to be observed on the last Thursday of November.

A national holiday dedicated for thankfulness is wonderful, but all the holidays in the world will not make an individual heart thankful. It can only encourage the practice. It is up to each individual to take the initiative to exercise his or her thankfulness. We indeed have much to be thankful for but so often we let it slide, neglect, or even refuse to give thanks.

As believers, it is paramount that we have a grateful attitude. It begins with our heart, moves to the mind, then exits through our mouth. Yes, we can also demonstrate thanksgiving with our actions, but with a sincere “Thank You” we can communicate what is in our heart.

Let’s be people who are quick to say “Thank You”, shall we?

Thank you, Dennison Foursquare Church, for allowing Susan and I to be your pastors.


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