Christopher Warrington, MDiv
For most of us, Thanksgiving usually is a time spent with family, with lots of good food and a chance for family chefs to stretch their creative muscles. For some, Thanksgiving might consist of a "Friendsgiving", celebrating with work or school friends if they can't get home.
Scratch the surface, and the debates (usually good-natured) about Thanksgiving fare are endless – Turkey or Ham? Sauteed green beans, or green bean casserole? Pies with whipped cream, or without? Savory stuffing, or sweet? White potatoes, or sweet ones? (For the record, we at TCC welcome potatoes of all kinds at our table - we're equal-opportunity carb enthusiasts.)
Unfortunately, debates also extend this year to somewhat more serious subjects – given COVID concerns, should we even be getting together for Thanksgiving at all?
Whatever we decide, it's important to take time out of the meal prep madness to remember the blessings that have come our way this year.
1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.
Dear Heavenly Father,
We thank you for all that you have done to provide for us. We thank you that in the midst of chaos in the world, we can be assured of your sovereignty. Be present with us, Lord, as we partake of Thanksgiving festivities today. We remember those facing hardship this season and ask you to bring your comfort and peace to them. Bless this day, and bless those who have provided this meal. We thank you for your daily provision and enduring love.