That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world; Holding forth the word of life...
Philippians 2:15-16a

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

ThanksGiving ~ A bit late

My blog has taken a bit of a back seat the last few weeks :P.  I guess it's just the busyness of life.  It may be a few days late, but I have finally gotten around to my Thanksgiving post.

At least it's late if you're Canadian.

If you're American this post is about six weeks early :).

Thanksgiving is my favourite holiday.  Not only do I get a day off work (YAY!!!!!!!!!!), the whole concept of Thanksgiving is so biblical.  Even though I live in a secular society, the "Christian-ness" of Thanksgiving is not lost on those around us.  Consider this proclamation made by the Canadian government on January 31, 1957.
   "A Day of General Thanksgiving to Almighty God for the bountiful harvest with which Canada has been blessed - to be observed on the 2nd Monday in October."

When I read that proclamation I was pretty impressed.  Our government is not exactly what I would call "Christian", even in 1957.  It was interesting to me to see how they acknowledged God when this was written.  I don't imagine too many people today realize that the concept of Thanksgiving was originally to give thanks to God.  I didn't even know this was the case until my Dad found this on the internet a few days ago and shared it at church this Sunday.

Thanksgiving very quickly becomes overwhelming to me.  I have SO much to be thankful for.  As a Christian, I am blessed to be able to thank God for His goodness to me.  Without Him, I would be nothing.  Life would be nothing.  I listened to people on the news the other night talk about what they were thankful for, and all I could think of is Who are they thanking?  The lost can be thankful, but to what end?  I think thanksgiving is somewhat pointless with out an object to direct thanksgiving towards. Many are thankful for health, family, provision, but who do they thank for these things if they don't know God?  I wonder?

I am thankful for SO many things!  You can read my past Thanksgiving posts here and here.

Psalm 26:7
That I may publish with the voice of thanksgiving, and tell all thy wondrous works.

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