Ive had a month to think about how I wanted to word this last post, and have yet to come up with anything that sounds remotely like I want it to. It really should go without saying, but I feel like I need to say it. I just don’t know how…and it seems so…trivial to post it here, in the middle of all my messy posts about silly things.
To say I am thankful for my family, and my cats, and food – and then to say I am thankful to God, just seems so…wrong. Like I am adding a last minute note. A clause. An “Oh and btw?” And that’s not what I wanted it to be.
I cant be thankful, I couldn’t be thankful, if it weren’t for God. I wouldn’t HAVE anything TO be thankful for if it weren’t for Him. I would have no reason. No point. Everything that I am thankful for? Would be mere fillers. It wouldn’t satisfy me. I wouldn’t be thankful for it. I would always be wanting more. I wouldn’t have ANTHING.
“For from him and through him and for him are all things.
To him be the glory forever! Amen.” – Romans 11:36
Im not just talking about the stupid things that I have pointed out this month. With or without…STUFF…I can still be thankful. Because I have more than stuff. I have more than things that wear out. And because I have Him, I can be thankful – that when these things break, and wear out…I still have Him. And all that He has given and done for me. And that means more than good weather, and good food.
Thankfulness is not just for one month. For 30 things I can or cant live without. Thanksgiving. Is more than one day a year where we gather around a table and stuff ourselves silly. It should be year round. Daily. Minute by minute.
I have more…than just stuff.
I hope that as we move from “Thanksgiving” to “Christmas” I atleast can remember this season is the REAL season for thanksgiving.