Thanksgiving Day 2015

NOVEMBER 26

Colossians 3:17: And whatever you do, 

whether in word or deed, do it all in the

name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to

God the Father through Him.

The Thanksgiving holiday is embedded in the history

of the Pilgrims, the Christian separatists who established

a colony at Plymouth and celebrated the first Thanksgiving

in 1621. Yet nowadays, the holiday is mostly a chance to

gather with friends and family to eat, watch football or

the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, and discuss what

you hope to buy on Black Friday.

As this Thanksgiving approaches, consider the example the

Lord has set for us throughout the Old and New Testament.

From the dedication feast for the Lord’s Temple built under

King Solomon’s rule (1 Kings 8), to the Feeding of the 5000

(Matthew 14:13-21), to the act of Communion, all of these

are ways we thank God. Christ makes a place for all of us

at his table (Luke 14:12-14). So let us give thanks to Him for

setting an example and giving us so many reasons to be thankful.

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