|Thanksgiving - Longer than a Day||
|By gkeylon | 26 Nov 2013 ||
Every fourth Thursday in November in the United States is a day set aside as a national holiday to commemorate the first harvest after the people from Europe settled in the new land. The people who came to America were fleeing a country that hindered their expressions of religion. They desired a new way of life so that they could worship God freely. There was a deep sense of gratitude for what God had done to help them grow and sustain crops that would provide for their basic needs.
Now we live in a culture in which every time you turn around, there is someone who says that they are offended by expressions of religious freedom. Where is the attitude of thankfulness?
The Apostle Paul gives us a solution to the many challenges that we face each day and encourages us to be thankful not just one day a year, but to be thankful more than one day each year. In 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18, Paul shares this, “Always be joyful. Never stop praying. Be thankful in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you who belong to Christ Jesus.”