5 years ago
It’s a wonderful thing to give thanks to those around you for their blessings upon you. Family, friends and coworkers rarely get enough thanks from you – and vice versa. But in the end, Thanksgiving is not really about thanking those around us. It’s one of the truly unique Christian holidays, unencumbered by tainted and confused history.
Thanksgiving, as conceived by the settlers to the new world, was about thanking God for His kind providence. Contrary to the idiotic Wikipedia entry, it is not now and will never be a secular holiday. One cannot truly know thankfulness without knowing the creator of the universe personally. So watch your football, eat until you are sick, and thank those around you. But this is only a shadow of its intent and purpose.
As a Christian and thoroughgoing Calvinist I have no problem knowing that our lives and times are in God’s hands, and I give Him thanks for all of His lovingkindness and blessings. I wish you well on this Thanksgiving and hope that you and yours not only give thanks to our creator, but know him personally. Leave aside rumblings of war, and focus on something else for a few days.