Thanksgiving is one of my favorite days of the year. And yes, the opportunity to consume far too much turkey, mashed potatoes, and pie (so much pie!) has a lot to do with my affinity for the holiday.
But there’s lots more to love about Thanksgiving beyond just food. We all know that as a culture, we’re guilty of placing far too much value on our stuff, on climbing the ladder, and on instant gratification. It’s actually pretty refreshing to take a season to step back and focus on gratitude rather than greed.
Scripture tells us that we were created to give glory to God (1 Cor 10:31, Mat 5:16). When we are filled with a desire to bless God with praise and thanksgiving, we’re fulfilling our purpose! But there’s actually one additional thing we’re called to do…
“Publish his glorious deeds among the nations. Tell everyone about the amazing things he does.”
1 Chronicles 16:24
God’s glory made apparent in our lives is not just for us alone to appreciate and enjoy. His goodness is for all people at all times. Thanksgiving gives us the perfect opportunity to bear witness to the great things He has done for His children.
So this holiday season, may we not just be thankful for our blessings, but also share with the world the One who has blessed us.