God created every season under heaven for His good pleasure. He shares His beauty and creation with us freely. He is so powerful that the wind and waves obey Him. He is so lovingly gracious that He gives us the freedom to share His great love with one another.

Thanksgiving is the opportunity to share the goodness of God with one another. As we meet with friends and family, let us give what He gives us through His word: forgiveness, grace, love, kindness, hope, joy, faithfulness, patience, goodness, and self-control. These are what He gives us freely and generously, so let us give freely too, even if it costs us dying to self for the sake of another.

Help us Lord to be thankful for You, Your ways, Your bounty, and Your provision to us all.