Monday, November 9, 2009

A Time of Thanksgiving

Greetings from Sandra Robbins!

It’s that time of year again. With the holidays so close, the stores are decorated for Christmas and have their merchandise ready for what they hope will translate into big sales over the next few weeks. It’s going to be interesting to see what kinds of retail figures will be posted after a year of dealing with a struggling economy.

Although I love the Christmas season, Thanksgiving is very special to me. Childhood memories of the family members who gathered around my grandmother’s table always come to mind. Many of those loved ones are gone now, but their influence lives on in those they touched.

Thanksgiving is a time of reflection, a time to stop and think about how abundantly God has blessed us all year. I know, but I often forget, that each day should be filled with joy and happiness over how richly blessed I’ve been.

In Psalms 100: 4 the Psalmist tells us to “Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name.”

As we approach the holiday season, I hope each of us will take time to give the praise due our wonderful Lord for His abundant blessings. Join me in pledging to do that each day of our lives and not on one holiday of the year.


CatMom said...

Great post, Sandra! Thank you for the reminder of how we should be thankful each day of the year - - that's so true. ~ Thanksgiving has always been very special to me too--we always had such a wonderful time at my parents' home. In the past 4 years I've lost both sweet parents, but I'm thankful knowing I'll see them in Heaven one day! Blessings, Patti Jo

Sheila Deeth said...

We didn't celebrate Thanksgiving in England, but I soon grew to love it here. It seems sad that the stores are set up for Christmas so early though. When we first came there was a separate Thanksgiving season and I really enjoyed it.