13 Now therefore, our God, we thank you, and praise your glorious name. - 1 Chronicles 29:13 (WEB)
There does not look like we have much to be thankful for, this Thanksgiving, in 2020. Storm after storm on the coasts of America and inland winds. Wild fires rage in the Western United States. Canceling holiday events is now the normal thing to do. Killings and protests in the cities of our nation, and a disease, that as I write this, has killed over 230,000 Americans. Not much to be thankful for, it seems.
Yet King David, as he was dying, called on all to give thanks to God and what he had done and was going to do for the nation of Israel. David saw the “big” picture of God. Not that the problems that we face today are unimportant and do not need to be fixed, but we have many things to be thankful for: a bountiful harvest, more food than we need, and family and friends. We live in a land with many freedoms, of speech, assembly and religion. So take time this thanksgiving season to thank God for the blessings He has given us.