Yesterday, I was visiting with a family whose loved one is most likely days away from death. Someone made the statement, “I hate that it had to take this to get the family to come around.” Today, I thought the same things about giving thanks – “Why does it take a scheduled holiday to make people act thankful?”
Unfortunately, we are quick to become wrapped up in self. We get busy chasing our dreams and being consumed with our lives that we forget others. We often wait for the funeral to bring flowers.
I want to issue a challenge to each of us (myself included). Don’t forget the sick! Make some good memories before they can no longer speak. Don’t forget how good God is! You don’t have to wait for a church service to act out in Thanksgiving. Philippians 4:4 says, “Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say it, Rejoice!” I think the Scripture speaks for itself.