The Pilgrims didn’t say, “Hey, let’s set aside a day for feasting on ham and turkey and all the trimmings, then watch some football.” Instead of one day to be thankful, they were grateful for life every day.
Thanksgiving celebrations are common among many cultures after a harvest—but nothing like what we have in America today. We watch the parades and fill our stomachs until they can hold no more. Some pray before the big meal and take turns saying what they are thankful for.
Today, I have countless reasons to be thankful, but I’m not counting. Why? I’m thinking about the reason I have to be thankful, because if it weren’t for Jesus, I’d have nothing worth being thankful for.