I wanted to share this message that I received yesterday from our CMS prayer chain leader. It is very well written and very thought provoking.
The Thanksgiving season is here. With rushing to prepare meals, getting ready for visits to and from family and friends, and merchants practically forcing us to begin the Christmas season, Thanksgiving is often relegated to a quick day of enjoyment.
We are a blessed people to be living in this country. We have so much for which to be thankful. Take time during the next few days to "count your blessings". Perhaps you can take a few minutes at your meal for each family member to express thanks. Sometimes we become so familiar with having our family and friends in our lives, that we take them for granted. Practice remembering how precious our families are and be thankful for their presence in our lives.
Thank you, God for blessings too numerous to count. Forgive us for getting so busy that we fail to acknowledge Your goodness. Open our eyes to all things around us, the protection You provide, the gifts You give, and above all, the salvation You offer.
"Thank God in everything (no matter what the circumstances may be, be thankful and give thanks), for this is the will of God for you who are in Christ Jesus." 1 Thessalonians 5:18
I hope you have a safe and happy (and thankful) Thanksgiving!