Last weekend was Thanksgiving, which in some ways feels like a 2nd class holiday in American culture. All over twitter, I have seen people refer to it as “Black Friday Eve.” And usually we are all to quick to move beyond thankfulness and into consumption, shifting the focus back to us.
This year I wanted my thanksgiving to be a bit different. I intentionally meditated on Psalm 107, especially the first phrase: “Give thanks to the Lord, for He is Good, His steadfast love endures forever.” We know that we need to be thankful. Objectively, even non-Christians would say that thankfulness is important. So it isn't just that we should be thankful, or even that we should be thankful to God just because He is God. The psalmist gives a clear call to worship not just to be thankful, but why we should be thankful.
So this Thanksgiving I sought to give thanks to God. Not just because He is worthy, but because He is good and His love endures forever.
What part of God's character are you most thankful for?