Our Spanish congregation celebrated Thanksgiving for the first time as a church activity! It was so much fun and a great time of edification. Testimonies were shared, we prayed to God and thanked Him for all His goodness and blessings; we had a beautiful time of worship as well as meditation on God’s Word.
The interesting thing is that Thanksgiving is not a holiday in our Hispanic American countries, and the celebration itself doesn’t have a historic background for any of us as it does for Americans and Canadians,. However, we don’t need a tradition for doing what’s expected from every believer: to be grateful and thank the Lord for Who He is and what He’s done for us! (Even more so when this involves such a delicious variety of dishes in the menu).
Colossians 3:15 reminds us all: “let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to which also you were called in one body; and be thankful.”
Do we thank God enough for being able to be with family and friends celebrating the holidays? Sometimes we take these things for granted, don’t we? Let us be thankful for the great family that God our Father has given us in Christ Jesus, on top of so many incomparable blessings like salvation, forgiveness of sins, everlasting life, the presence of His Holy Spirit within or bodies, the light of His Word that shines in the darkness of our surroundings, and the privilege of worshiping and serving Him!