I have been reminded with my return to the United States of the draw to “busy-ness” that pervades most environments including religion and home. The holiday of Thanksgiving is eagerly awaited as a moment to insert a justified “STOP” . A day one can simply not do some of the things that are on the “to do” list.
After you do come to a stop this Thanksgiving, I invite you to take that intended step of expressing thanks. After living in a country for 12 years that has no such dedicated holiday on the national calendar, it seems more even more sacred to be here in the USA on this Thanksgiving day. Some would say that it is because the USA is a country that is so blessed, it seems natural to stop and say “Thank You” to our Creator, a Sovereign and perfect God.
To those, I am quick to respond that it is not natural and it takes an understanding of God’s promise and his delivery of providing for our needs. While everyone has received a provision from God, many have decided that it is not enough.
May we all roll to a stop tomorrow.
May we be thankful also and enjoy the people, things, and health we have for a day.
May we pursue nothing for a day.
May we envision nothing of a better future, a brighter tomorrow for a day.
May we express contentment with the place we are for a day.
Live this day as if it were what you always wanted- It is all you need.