“Give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” (1 Thess 5:18)
Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!
There’s a lot to be thankful for in life. Sometimes we dig ourselves too deep into some hole of meaningless or despair. At other times, we go about doing what we always do, without pondering even slightly about deeper aspects of life. Finally, all too often we become focused on exaclty the meaningless or indifferent thoughts and doings.
Fact is, life is a gift from God, containing lots of blessings if we just stop to count them. And what better occasion than this wonderful American holiday, which admittedly is not specifically Christian, but does give us the opportunity to stop and give thanks.
Unfortunately, Thanksgiving does not have a great export value and very few people in Denmark know anything about it except for the turkeys they see on American TV shows. It’s partly an economic issue. Florists were quick to embrace Valentine’s Day, and Halloween is gaining a broad following. But Thanksgiving is not about money. Those who benefit from this holiday in America are largely turkey sellers and airlines. Thanksgiving is about being with family and friends, eating good food, enjoying relaxing times together, and giving thanks.
I am thankful for being able to keep the tradition alive for the 7th year in a row by spending all day cooking turkey for my friends. And I’m thankful for the good company and a wonderful evening with you guys.