Most of us have never lived through a year like this and hopefully we will never have to again. The pandemic and turmoil in our nation have taken a physical, emotional and financial toll on millions of people. So, we approach Thanksgiving Day with more apprehension than in years past.
Let’s not focus on the negatives this Thanksgiving Day – on what we lost or may lose. Let’s be thankful for what we have and be grateful for the kindness and help of our family and friends. Most of us will have plentiful food on our Thanksgiving tables and people to share it with. Let’s be thankful that we live in the greatest nation on earth with a wealth of resources that will see us through the pandemic.
I believe the end of this long international nightmare is in sight. Thanks to dedicated researchers and medical personnel, vaccines are making their way to the market. Our doctors and nurses are testing and successfully treating millions of people every day. Our economy is still strong.
No one can tell us why this terrible virus was unleashed upon the world. So, it is important for us to rely on our faith in the Almighty to pull us through. The Bible tells us not to worry because: “Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life[a]? Matthew: 6:25.
We can find comfort this Thanksgiving sharing what we have by counting our blessings, sharing with others and looking to God for strength. I offer you this simple Thanksgiving prayer: “Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever.” 1 Chronicles 16:34.