I really hope you’re not reading this on Thanksgiving Day. I hope you are far too busy with friends and family and food to be looking at blogs. But just in case you are, let me give you a few Thanksgiving thoughts.
The first comes from a book about Thanksgiving by Melanie Kirkpatrick.
In that book, she describes how some pastors disliked the scheduling of football games on Thanksgiving Day. These pastors believed the games took away from the church services being held that day. A rabbi chimed into this debate, saying this:
Yeah, I’m a football fan, too, and I will be watching portions of all three games being played, so I definitely see things the way the rabbi does (and I agree with his portrayal of God and what a good God enjoys).
But I will be giving thanks on the day as well. That is nothing new for me; I thank God every day for dozens of blessings. But I do give special thanks on this day. There are many Scriptures which fuel this thanks, of course, but there are several songs that do so as well. I wanted to share a few of those with you:
There are a dozen or so others, all of them special to me at this time of year. I hope you enjoy a few of those if you have the time. I also hope you eat well, as I said earlier, and that you are well-loved and love well. I hope you look up to heaven at some time between the gridiron and the table. And I really do hope you have a happy Thanksgiving!