This week is Thanksgiving week in the United States, and for most of us, it is a bittersweet year. COVID has upended our lives, and the restrictions seem unfair.
The photograph above was from a trip to see some dear friends we see about every other year. I caught them as they laughed and prepared for the actual photograph.
Normally, Thanksgiving signals the holiday season is in full swing. Shoppers love to head out for Black Friday deals, and workers get a needed respite from the trappings of work life.
This year, however, is different.
Although our world may be different, the one constant we can lock on to is the promise from the Lord.
As we think about Thanksgiving, remember the Lord is good. The psalmist says,
“Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good! His faithful love endures forever. Give thanks to the God of gods. His faithful love endures forever. Give thanks to the Lord of lords. His faithful love endures forever.”Psalm 136:1-3
What’s amazing about these declarative statements is the constant that God’s love is forever.
We give thanks to God for He is good.
In a world where so much is not good, we know and can rest on the truth that God is good, and His love is eternal.
Thanksgiving is a time to celebrate being together and loving each other. We are grateful for God’s provision in our lives and His love.
This year, take a few minutes to share your gratitude with your family, friends, or whomever God lays on your heart.
Prayer: Lord, thank you for your enduring love. Today, please whisper in our ears and hearts how much you love us. Thank you for your grace, goodness, and faithfulness during this tough year. Amen!