Saturday, November 23, 2013

Giving Thanks.

Well, it's that time of year again. The time which we call Thanksgiving. I'm kind of a word guy so I like to think of Thanksgiving as a time for giving thanks, not just listing them. If you're on Facebook--and what planet do you live on if you're not--at all, you will notice people listing off things that they are thankful for. I see no harm in that. In fact, I think it's rather cool. However, being the somewhat cynical man that I am, I sometimes wonder if it isn't just another arena in which we can blather on to each other about the exterior life. Like I said, I am not against it, but I wonder if the whole intent of Thanksgiving was to spout off to each other or is there someone to whom the thanks should be given. I mean, don't you want to thank someONE?? I do.

So, with that in mind I shall, in writing, thank my Father for the uncountable and practically imperceptible blessing He has poured on me. Not the least of which, in fact quite the opposite, is overwhelming me with a love so deep and pure that it makes me wonder why. Why, oh why God have you let me thank you? You loved me before I was me and some days you still have to talk me into loving you. I am glad that at times you are unbelievable, for that is what I need to keep my faith strong. You are unbelievably believable! Thank you for EVERYTHING!

Rejoice and be glad this Thanksgiving, people.


Cheryl said...

What a great post. Just last week, I was thinking at school about how it seems Thanksgiving has become a generic "thanks" that means grateful rather than thankfulness to God, a happiness that we have something rather than a deep thankfulness to God.

The wording of my thankfulness posts is about to change. You'll know why.

Anonymous said...

A post! I'm thankful to find a post. ;-) Seriously, well said. --Mom C.