The Focus: Thanksgiving a favorite holiday


It’s Thanksgiving! Thanksgiving is a day that is set aside to give thanks to the Lord of the harvest!

I do believe that Thanksgiving is one of my favorite ‘holidays.’ Ya wanna know why?

Because the media and retailers just can’t seem to commercialize this special day! Have you noticed in recent years all the hype and advertising jumps right from ‘Trick or Treat’ to Christmas … completely ignoring Thanksgiving.

Even the word ‘Thanksgiving’ can’t be commercialized … ‘THANKS – GIVING”! So, now we have commercials promoting ‘Turkey Day.’ How tragic!!

I think if we’re not careful we will allow our culture to slowly erase this day of giving thanks to the ONE who has blessed us so abundantly.

May every church … every home … and every heart pause at Thanksgiving and spend some quality time in giving thanks to our Lord and Savior. He is worthy!

I like what Roy Lessin wrote…

Thank Him today because –

He formed you and made you.

He has given you the breath of life.

He has given you this day.

He is working in you to become all that He has intended you to be.

He is working everything in your life together for the good.

He is using your difficulties and trials to conform you to His image.

Thank Him today for –

The forgiveness of your sins.

The peace that passes all understanding.

The smiles that have come to your face because of His joy in your heart.

The comfort of His presence that has quieted your heart and calmed your fears.

The hope that is in you because He has promised to always be with you.

The place in heaven that He has reserved and has prepared for you.

Thank Him today with –

Words of exaltation!

Songs of celebration!

A heart of strong devotion!

Thoughts of deep reflection!

Acts of admiration!

Claps of loud ovation!

“Let us continually offer our sacrifice of praise to God by GIVING THANKS to His name!” – Hebrews 13:15

By Dennis Wheeler

Dennis Wheeler is a volunteer citizen columnist, who serves The Daily Advocate readers weekly with his weekly column The Focus. Viewpoints expressed in the article are the work of the author. The Daily Advocate does not endorse these viewpoints or the independent activities of the author.

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