Thursday, November 25, 2010

Give Thanks

Thanksgiving Day is a special tradition for most people—family, food, fun... and football. A celebration started by the early settlers to the New World, they gave thanks for the freedom and bounty they found in the beautiful land across the seas. Curious that we make little of the fact that giving thanks implies an offer to someone—a free transfer of something to someone. If thanks is the "something" than who is the "someone?"

The object of the pilgrims thanks was God and He is the receiver of the thanks I feel. I am thankful for so many things in my life, naming a few:

  • I thank God for my husband
  • I thank God for my sons (Nur and David)
  • I thank God for my daughter-in-law Tonya and my grandkids, Caeli, Riley and Declan
  • I thank God for my siblings, their spouses, their kids and grandkids
  • I thank God for Bob's mom and dad
  • I thank God my mom and sister are in heaven.
Sure I thank God for the roof over my head and the food I have to eat, but the focus of my thanks is family. There is nothing more important to me. I spend more time with family than any other people in my life and I love it!

Give thanks to the LORD, call on his name; 
make known among the nations what he has done.
1 Chronicles 16: 8

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