Then Hezekiah said, “You have now dedicated yourselves to the Lord. Come and bring sacrifices and thank offerings to the temple of the Lord.” So the assembly brought sacrifices and thank offerings, and all whose hearts were willing brought burnt offerings.
- 2 Chronicles 29:31
I will give thanks to you, Lord, with all my heart;
I will tell of all your wonderful deeds.
I will be glad and rejoice in you;
I will sing the praises of your name, O Most High.
- Psalm 9:1-2
For those in Canada who celebrated Thanksgiving Day back on October 11, happy belated Thanksgiving Day. But should we not give thanks every day?
Even when times are not so good, and sometimes especially because times are not so good, we need to give thanks. God is the Creator of all things. Anything that we have we owe to Him. God is sovereign and reigns over the universe. Anything good that has happened, we owe that to Him.
I am afraid that Thanksgiving Day is being overshadowed by circumstances. My wife and I were well trained when I was in the Army in Europe. The Post Exchange opened a special wing for toys in late September and early October. We were done with that part of Christmas shopping long before Halloween. Then we would do the traditional early December shopping for the German things. Supply chains being slow would never usually be a problem with us. The drawback to shopping early is that the “IT” toy was not advertised until early December and the boys “needed” it. Other than a yearly scramble for that one thing, we were usually relaxed. But with the focus on Christmas shopping and the turkey shortage, will many people stop, slow down, or even notice that Thanksgiving Day is here?
I hope to be celebrating a special thanksgiving in that the surgeon will examine my wife’s fistula graft on the day this post comes out. Then after Thanksgiving Day sometime, the dialysis center will have a try at using it. This has been a ten-month ordeal, and maybe this hurdle will soon be behind us.
I wish all you readers out there a blessed and wonderful Thanksgiving Day, and may God bless you throughout the year.
Soli Deo Gloria. Only to God be the Glory.