November 14, 2018
I don’t know how many other people feel this way, but Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. I remember as a young boy getting together with all of my cousins on Thanksgiving Day and having so much fun playing together. There was one year in particular that I remember well when we all met at my Aunt and Uncle’s house in Indiana. Thanksgiving morning we woke up and there was about a foot of snow on the ground. After church we all played together in the snow for hours.
Today I think I love Thanksgiving so much because of the simplicity of the day. It is a chance for our family to get together without having to rush around and do too many other things. There isn’t a tremendous amount of decorating and we don’t have to worry about buying gifts. I am excited for this Thanksgiving as we will have all (now six) of my children home with us.
Thanksgiving also is the last break before the craziness of the holiday season. For me it is a chance to step back and recognize all the ways God has blessed us throughout the year. Every year is different, some are tough years and some are joyful ones. Either way, God is walking with us through our year. Psalm 136: 1 says, “Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good. His love endures forever.” I pray you have a relaxing and wonderful Thanksgiving.
Mr. Robert Koehne