On not feeling thankful during Thanksgiving

22 Nov

I found this quote that made me wonder how you might be thinking during this season of Thanksgiving.

There are plenty of people who don’t feel thankful at Thanksgiving.  Life is very hard.  Maybe you’re one of those people who is struggling.  Know that you’re not alone, and there is hope!

Sometime you might consider doing a study into the history of holidays.  When and why were they started.  You might be surprised.  I was surprised to learn that this year is actually the 150th anniversary of Thanksgiving, despite the fact that we attribute its beginning to the Puritans in 1621.  Along with the Battle of Gettysburg and the Gettysburg Address, Thanksgiving hits a major milestone, thanks to Abraham Lincoln.

In the church we make a big deal out of Christmas and Easter as the two most important days in the Christian calendar, as we should.  For me, Thanksgiving makes a great case for coming in third place just behind those two days.  We see over and over again in Scripture how vital an attitude of thanksgiving is. So how are you doing with being thankful?

This Sunday we look at how to cultivate the discipline of thanksgiving.

Then join us on Sunday evening at Zion Lutheran Church in Leola for a Community Thanksgiving service, 7pm.  And then again on Wednesday evening for our annual Thanksgiving prayer service, 7pm.

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