It seems as if the holiday between Halloween and Christmas is almost eclipsed in today’s society. But I want to challenge you not to forget Thanksgiving this year. Oh Thanksgiving is so much more than turkey, pecan pie, and the Macy’s parade. Thanksgiving is a day set aside to give thanks to God for the blessings of the past year. The Apostle Paul, who often had a hard life, admonishes us in Ephesians 5:20 NLT, “Give thanks to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.”

Give thanks. Max Lucado said it this way: “(Give thanks) For the jam on our toast and the milk on our cereal. For the blanket that calms us and the joke that delights us and the warm sun that reminds us of God’s love. For the thousands of planes that did not crash today. For muscles that enable our eyes to read this. For the heart that will beat about three billion times in your lifetime.”

Every time we give thanks we rehearse, recall all the things God has done for us. We occasionally sing, “He’s a good, good Father.” Yes He is! When we give thanks, our focus turns off our circumstances and on to our “Good, good Father.” Tammie and I wish you and your family the greatest Thanksgiving ever. Remember, all good gifts come from the Father.