Monday, November 12, 2012

Early Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving comes early this year. In fact, it comes as early as it can. November 1 fell on a Thursday, which means that Thanksgiving will the the earliest (November 22) that it can be on the calendar. I suppose that means I need to start thawing my turkey now.

It brings to mind the need for thanksgiving throughout the year. Not just the turkey and homemade rolls (though I wouldn't mind) but the need to give thanks. It's never too early for that, no matter how the calendar falls. The Bible puts it in terms we can all understand.

1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 (NIV)
16 Be joyful always; 17 pray continually; 18 give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.

Give thanks (and it's okay to have some turkey, too)!