This year is moving quickly, and now we find Thanksgiving 2021 is upon us. Growing up, we were taught that this is a time to step back and think about what we’re thankful for in our lives. We’ve been taught that without God, we wouldn’t have any of these things. So, how will you incorporate moments of thankfulness into your celebration this year? Here are a few ideas you may wish to incorporate into your festivities.
In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you. – 1 Thessalonians 5:18
Have you ever wondered why God requires us to be thankful for everything? It’s because He knows that it’ll shift our focus from our problems to His great grace. He also knows that the discipline of being thankful will help us realize how good He and His everlasting love are towards us. When we combine our thankfulness with prayer, it’s a remedy for anxiety since it’ll bring peace into our lives.
Take a few moments together as a family to share what you’re thankful for this year. You may want to ask people to write down their thoughts ahead of time to stay on topic. Remind everyone that we don’t want to be elaborate here. We simply want to express a fantastic experience for which we’re thankful in as few words as possible this Thanksgiving 2021.
And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me. – Matthew 25:40
While we have lots to be thankful for this season, we must remember that there are still many people around us who are in need. Now is a great time to reach out and minister to them. There are many practical ways in which you can do this.
Showing Christ’s empathy and love to those around us is essential in all seasons. However, at Thanksgiving, we have the opportunity to prepare an outreach for those in need. Of course, there are many soup kitchens and homeless shelters that’d welcome an extra set of helping hands as they feed people Thanksgiving dinner. If you’re unavailable on Thanksgiving day, consider donating food, clothing, or toys to a mission this season. A financial gift is also welcome.
Regardless of how you’ll be celebrating Thanksgiving 2021, we want to wish you a happy holiday. Thank you for being a part of this family this year!