November 28th, 2011
I want to dwell just a little bit more on Thanksgiving before we move on to Christmas.
For most of our kids, it’s not a hard task for them to tell you what they are thankful for. They are asked to do this at school and at church, and you can expect them to come up with the usual list: I am thankful for my family, my house, food, my dog/cat/turtle/gold fish, my bicycle, etc.
When I taught the preschoolers at church about Thanksgiving, I gave them a slightly deeper lesson that we as adults often forget.
“You may say to yourself, ‘My power and the strength of my hands have produced this wealth for me.’ But remember the LORD your God, for it is he who gives you the ability to produce wealth,…” ~ Deuteronomy 8:17-18
The children learned to say, “God gave me the ability.” If God did not give us our hands, our feet, our eyes, our brains, we would not be able to have everything that’s on our list, and we would not be able to even enjoy what we have.
A belated Thanksgiving post today, remembering that God gave me the ability.