"A Season of Thankfulness"

November 21, 2023 | By Chuck

 The season of giving thanks or the holiday season. It is a more festive season, and many seem to have a little more pep in their step and joy in their spirit. It’s at this unique time of year we give thought to all of the blessings we are thankful for. I will not make a list here because it’s long, as I’m sure yours is too. I love Thanksgiving and the whole holiday season, and I love the idea of being thankful for all we have. But I do have one question. Is a two-month season long enough to be thankful for all the blessings we have?

            Maybe we should extend our season of thankfulness to include the other ten months of the year. I believe we should have a spirit of thankfulness every day all year long. I realize difficult times arise and could challenge our thankfulness. But as Christians, we should be thankful no matter our situation. Our circumstances should not determine our thankfulness. “Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” (I Thessalonians 5:16-18). It is God’s will that we give thanks in all circumstances, so let us extend our season of thankfulness to include the whole year.