As a kid I loved Thanksgiving. The pageantry—reenacting the Pilgrim’s meal—the costumes—the food—the fun. I remember making a turkey by tracing my hand for the body and then coloring each finger to make feathers. Some kids made pilgrim hats. We always had candy corn and wrote little essays on “What I’m Thankful For”. The calendar on the wall was filled with happy turkeys and life was—well—it was good!
Is it just me or does it seem that we are losing Thanksgiving? Do kids still learn about it in school? Do they know why we celebrate the day? What about adults? Do we remember? It’s supposed to be a day of reflection. A day to focus on all the pilgrims suffered to come here for a new life. They had a hope and risked everything to make their hope reality. They had faith.
I’m thankful for the first settlers—the Pilgrims who came so that I can live this blessed life in the United States.
Do we take their sacrifices for granted?
What about our spiritual lives? Shouldn’t every day for the Christian be Thanksgiving Day? After all, Christ gave us His everything—His Life—so that we could have a hope in eternal life.
I am indebted, grateful, thankful, and blessed because of Jesus who came and gave His life so that I could have an eternal hope through my faith in Him. Do we take His sacrifice for granted?
Something to think about today.
Love you guys. <3
(Pictures thanks to Cub Robertson and Chevaye Richardson. <3)
Lisa Bull sees her life as a journey along God’s divine plan. While considering herself an expert on nothing, she enjoys laughing and has made “choosing joy” her motto. Lisa has experienced God’s unfailing love and grace in her life and wants nothing more than for others to enjoy that same gift in their lives.
Lisa is the daughter and granddaughter of ministers. She has multiple relatives in ministry on both sides of her father’s family including several pastors, pastor’s wives, and missionaries. In fact, ministry in her maternal grandmother’s family can be traced back several generations. She loves being a wife and mother of two terrific young men.