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.