The Proper Giving Of Thanks

by Al Benson Jr.

Watching the news tonight I saw one item that was, to put it bluntly, an exercise in the propagation of unmitigated bovine fertilizer. It was a news story about how, this Thanksgiving, we should all be thankful for the Biden administration. If any news item would cause one to reach for the barf bag, this was it. My first inclination was to label this story by the use of an eight letter word that is not used in polite society, but bovine fertilizer is a pretty good description.

Thanksgiving has gotten a pretty bad rap in recent years. Some far-left types have called it “Indigenous survivors day” and claimed we should not celebrate it at all, but instead mourn the fact that the Pilgrims ever came here at all. Thanksgiving is at root a Christian holiday, which is one of the main reasons it gets trashed. Those who hate it also hate the God of the Bible, so naturally the celebration of this day comes in for their condemnation. All the more reason to celebrate it!

Then there are those who write some of what passes for history books for our children to read. Some of these “history” books tell us that the Pilgrims intent was to give thanks to the Indians for helping them survive, so we should just accept that and leave God out of the picture. More propaganda!

The Pilgrims celebrated the first Thanksgiving to give Almighty God thanks for keeping them safe and providing for them in the past year. It was their thank offering to Him for His care and provision for them. In our day we have gotten so used to turkey and football games that we have lost sight of the original and true meaning of this day–gratitude to God for the blessings he has showered upon us, as individuals and as a country, blessings we have not and do not deserve. So let us at this time refocus on the God of Scripture and His goodness toward us and put away this foolishness of thanking an apostate and socialist regime in Washington for the blessings our Lord has given us. We are not always as thankful to God as we should be–and I include myself in that also.

God sent His only-begotten Son to shed His blood to pay for our sins–and we are not always as thankful for that as we should be. Quite possibly, our lack of thankfulness to God for His undeserved blessings to us is part of our problem in this country. That is something we should reflect upon at this time.


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