Here it is….Thanksgiving. The day we all gather around a table filled with food that will surely kill us if we consumed all of it. Football is playing in the background, and Grandpa is passed out in his favorite recliner. You’re heading to the table to begin the festivities when the reality of what is about to happen hits you. In about five minutes you are about to enter into the forced “go around and say what you are thankful for” task looming at the dinner table. For some of you, you know exactly what you’d say. Some of you will get emotional and cry over the blessings life has brought to you while others of you would try and be humorous, just to get the process over with. And then there are those of you who will be stumped, having seemingly nothing to be grateful for at all.
So with this day fast approaching us all, may we give you one simple thing to be grateful for: Christ. Yes, cliche, but really, isn’t He all we really need to be grateful for in the first place? So…..you have the best year ever with blessings abounding..who do you think allowed for those blessings to be poured out? So…..life has been a little awkward and in need of good comedy, but who do you think gave you those humorous moments in the first place? And yes, life may be at a place where all seems lost but the glimmering hope that you’ll still be alive tomorrow, but who is the one breaking your heart only so He can mend it again with his love and grace? That’s right chicas, Jesus Christ himself. He is the giver of all things and so in all things, good or bad, he is worthy of our grace and praise.
When tomorrow comes and you are all gathered around your table about to feast, and your palms begin to sweat as you struggle to find the words to express your gratitude, may one name roll off your lips…Jesus.