Today is Thanksgiving Day! It makes me think about how perfect Thankful Thursday is as a theme day. I’ve been looking back over the poems I’ve written for Thankful Thursday this year, and noticing on my stats page that they are getting hits from web searches on thankfulness this week. It has been such a blessing to me to consciously focus on being thankful for something every single week. But somehow, no matter what I start with in a thankful poem, I always end up at Christ. Perhaps that is really where I should start. I know that He is at the center of all there is to be thankful for in my life.
In celebration of the holiday, I wrote a poem about Thanksgiving, ending with the ultimate Thanksgiving feast in Heaven. I wonder if in Heaven there will be a special day set aside each year for Thanksgiving? Or will we just be so filled with thankfulness every minute of every day that it won’t be necessary?
I pray you and yours will enjoy a wonderful day of thanks and joy this Thanksgiving Day!
Turkey, roasting in the oven, golden brown
Hand mashed potatoes, stuffing, pecan pie
And all the trimmings for the holiday feast
Now the best part is family joined together
Knowing all the blessings of the King
Son of God, who made all things possible
Giving all good gifts to those who love Him
Immanuel, God with us, better than life
Veritable feast awaits, eternal life of joy
Incredible joy and thanksgiving fill hearts
Nevermore to know sorrow and tears
God’s blessings to be thankful for eternally
6 On this mountain the LORD Almighty will prepare
a feast of rich food for all peoples,
a banquet of aged wine—
the best of meats and the finest of wines.
7 On this mountain he will destroy
the shroud that enfolds all peoples,
the sheet that covers all nations;
8 he will swallow up death forever.
The Sovereign LORD will wipe away the tears
from all faces;
he will remove the disgrace of his people
from all the earth.
The LORD has spoken.
9 In that day they will say,
“Surely this is our God;
we trusted in him, and he saved us.
This is the LORD, we trusted in him;
let us rejoice and be glad in his salvation.”
Isaiah 25:6-9 (NIV).