01 December 2008

Thanksgiving Thanks

Even in our lowest lows and wowest wows, we have much to be thankful for. I know this post comes after Thanksgiving and the Christmas Season has officially begun, but there is as much to be thankful for in review, as there is hope in anticipation of Christmas Day.

We could spend much time discussing family holidays, and how they can be feared and loved at the same time. We all look have forward to them so much, and then remembered that time that old Uncle Billy did that thing that he does and just ruined everything. We all seem to have that Uncle Billy or cousin or newphew or in-law of some sort that somehow always figures into the finished product of our holiday memories in a bad way. Sometimes it is a different person every holiday, and sometimes it is rare. But most, if not all of us, have experienced the Holiday Horror at least one time in our lives. But that is not my story. Holiday Horror is not the title to this post, it is Thanksgiving Thanks. Here's why:

The food was great, the company was great, the kids got along, the adults got along, and it just felt like we were all truly grateful, and that Jesus was at the center. We may not have seen Him, but Jesus came to dinner. For that, I am so thankful.