Just the other day on the radio I heard them discussing a survey that talked about what kinds of dishes should not be present at Thanksgiving meal. I’m sure we’ve all got our opinions on those things that must be present at Thanksgiving, maybe it’s mac n’cheese, mashed potatoes, pumpkin pie, sweet potatoes with the LITTLE marshmallows. But this survey did the opposite, it asked people about what they do NOT want at Thanksgiving, and the results varied from potato chip “surprise” and mystery meat casserole.
Regardless of what is served, most of us will be with friends and family on Thursday and we will gather around a large meal with lots of food that we may or may not want. But looking past our giant meal, the thought behind it all is to be thankful for our blessings.
“Let them give thanks to the LORD for his unfailing love and his wonderful deeds for men, for he satisfies the thirsty and fills the hungry with good things.”
This Thursday let us be thankful to the father who blesses us so greatly, but let us be mindful of how we might use our blessings to bless those who are in need. And maybe our thanksgiving will change from being thankful for what we have to being thankful that we can give.
“The generous will themselves be blessed, for they share their food with the poor.”