Earlier this week I spoke with a woman who is facing a challenging family conflict this year as she is hosting several people who will bring their interpersonal conflict to the Thanksgiving table.
This week we’ve been considering Paul’s view of contentment and reliance on Christ for all his needs and today we will take time to remember and thank God for the blessings in our lives.
I know another woman who is struggling with a cancer diagnosis. There will be a number of people at her home and she is just tired. She said she may retreat to her bedroom.
Personally, our family is spread out across the country this year. While we had a day of thanksgiving with those who could attend a couple of weeks ago, there will be a kind of void today.
The point is that no Thanksgiving day is a perfect scenario for many of us, but each one of us can and should give thanks to God who is the giver of every good gift and like we considered yesterday, there is much to be thankful for.
Paul sums up the idea –
And this same God who takes care of me will supply all your needs from his glorious riches, which have been given to us in Christ Jesus. Now all glory to God our Father forever and ever! Amen.Philippians 4: 19-20